Coming Soon: The Robert Johnson Birthplace Museum?

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  11.13.09 | 11:23 AM ET

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Blues travelers, get ready to mark another must-see on your maps of Mississippi. The most mysterious of the famous Delta bluesmen could be getting a pilgrimage spot of his very own, as Copiah County looks to restore his birthplace and childhood home and open it to visitors. The home was identified a few years back, but there was no money for the restoration—now, with a movie about Johnson in the works, local officials see a fundraising opportunity. Here’s hoping they can get it done.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

2 Comments for Coming Soon: The Robert Johnson Birthplace Museum?

Chris 11.13.09 | 3:51 PM ET

I didn’t realize they knew where he was born.  I’ll have to drive over to Mississippi for that.

Zach Everson 11.13.09 | 9:03 PM ET

I’m shocked someone along the lines of Clapton or Page hasn’t stepped up to fund this project.

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