Appreciate Your Muse

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Show Memphis your love and support of cultural heritage this coming Saturday, at a discount!

Discover Memphis - a recent collective of attractions and museums - will usher in a new annual event, Downtown Museum Day, to celebrate and promote the city's historical and artistic value. All participants are offering free or discounted admission along with special events and exhibits.

The Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art at 119 S. Main will screen South Korea's 2003 film "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring" and also offer ten percent off their gift shop items and half-price the general $6 admission.

The Cotton Museum at 65 Union Ave. is hosting a Seersucker Social Party in the afternoon, complete with mood-setting live music and classic cocktails, and half-price the general $10 admission.

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Elmwood Cemetery, located at 824 S. Dudley St., will offer free tours with the choice of a guided excursion at 10:30am, or self-guided audio tours from 8am to noon.

The Fire Museum of Memphis at 118 Adams Ave. will have the option to buy one admission ($6 for adults) and get one free.

Memphis historian, Jimmy Ogle, will guide free tours around downtown; beginning with the Union Ave. manhole cover and history tour (at the Cotton Museum at 10am), then the Cotton Row tour (also starting at the Cottom Museum at 11:30am), moving along to the Mississippi River Tour (at Confederate Park at 1pm), and ending with the Court Square tour at 3pm.

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The Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island on 125 N. Front St. is hosting a Hatilloo Theatre performance from noon to 3pm, and will offer the general $10 admission as buy one, get one free.

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The National Civil Rights Museum at 450 Mulberry St. will also have buy one, get one free admission ($13 for adults) and the chance to check out the makings of the museum with its special "Portrait of a Movement" exhibition series, in celebration of the museum's 20th Anniversary.

The National Ornamental Metal Museum at 374 Metal Museum Dr. will have free admission to all exhibits and host blacksmith demonstrations all day.

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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music at 926 E. McLemore Ave. will have buy one, get one free admission ($12 for adults), and a tribute to Otis Redding! The exhibition celebrates the much-loved artist's 70th birthday, which would have been September 8th.

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Sun Studio at 706 Union Ave. will offer free admission and tours of the famous facility.

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The Woodruff-Fontaine House at 680 Adams Ave. will offer its $10 admission as buy one, get the second for half-price.

And just announced, The W.C. Handy Museum at 352 Beale St. and Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum at 826 N. 2nd St. will offer buy one, get one free admission ($4 and $6, respectively).

So soak in as much as could possibly fit into a single day, and learn that much more about where you live.

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