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What's New on the River

The Tunica RiverPark & Museum offers countless ways to experience the mighty Mississippi. Now visitors can explore exciting new interactive exhibits!

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The Tunica RiverPark & Museum opens its new traveling exhibit gallery with the Delta Artists Exhibit — a collection inspired by life in the Mississippi Delta. The exhibit will be unveiled on April 25 and will feature art from 25 native and local artists, including Jamie Tate, Donna Blackard, Tom Clifton and James Hayes. Different mediums and styles will be on display, from acrylic paintings to frescoes and handblown glass.

Mound Builders Interactive

Thousands of years ago, Native Americans built giant earthen monuments throughout the Delta. Mound Builders Interactive takes visitors “underground” through a life-sized model of an ancient Native American burial mound. Kids and adults can crawl through a re-created trench and see various aspects of Native American life. Inside, explorers will find pottery, weapons, bone tools and other artifacts found in actual archaeological digs. The artifacts are on long-term loan from the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Wildlife Spotting and Photography Interactive

Wildlife photographers must blend in with their natural surroundings so as not to disturb their easily spooked subjects. The Wildlife Spotting and Photography Interactive exhibit features a camouflaged blind designed specifically for that purpose. Made of sticks, logs and camouflage netting, the blind is surrounded by a huge nature diorama. Inside the blind, visitors can look at the diorama through oversized binoculars and large-lens cameras to view lifelike illustrations of animals native to the Tunica area.

 

From Plantation to Prosperity: A Black Family History in the Mississippi Delta

Explore the history of the Mississippi Delta’s oldest independent all-black community. “From Plantation to Prosperity: A Black Family History in the Mississippi Delta” tells the little-known story of opportunity, cooperation and success in the Delta towns of Davis Bend (now known as Davis Island) and Mound Bayou, Mississippi. During the Civil War, African-American slaves enjoyed an uncommon amount of freedom while living in Davis Bend. After the war, residents moved to another area of the Mississippi Delta and founded Mound Bayou. The exhibit explores the founders, builders, culture, hardships and successes of these communities. The exhibit was researched and developed with members of the African and African-American Studies program at the University of Memphis.

 

 

Roll on in with your family, or schedule a group tour of these exhibits and much more. For additional information, call 866.51RIVER (866.517.4837).


One RiverPark Drive, P.O. Box 99, Tunica Resorts, MS 38664