on January 6, 2005
With a name like the Pink Palace, I didn't know what to expect--maybe some overdone Elvis museum? In fact, it is the mansion of the the founder of Piggly Wiggly, turned into one of the best regional history/culture museums I have ever seen. It starts with an excellent exhibit on the natural history of the mid-South. You get the cultural history, including the real strength of the museum--its many walks through examples of period rooms. Oddly enough, every major figure in Memphis always seemed to have a tragic downfall: the native Americans, the founder of Piggly Wiggly, and Elvis. Interesting.
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