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Memphis Bicentennial

TREASURES FROM THE VAULT

Abe Plough

Abe Plough started a pharmaceutical company empire when he was very young by brewing up his own concoctions at home. . .

Memphis Memoirs

Beyond the Parkways

Take a look at the development of the major streets in Memphis, and how they formed a city rich in history and community.

TREASURES FROM THE VAULT

Clyde Parke Circus

Memphian Clyde Parker spent countless hours creating the miniature circus that is now back on exhibit at The Pink Palace. . .

Memphis Memoirs

Historic Homes

This show will take you on a tour of historic homes from Downtown Memphis through Midtown to the far reaches of Shelby County.

Memphis Memoirs

Kennedy Hospital - The City That Cared

Relives the history of the former World War II VA Hospital.

TREASURES FROM THE VAULT

Lichterman Nature Center

Lichterman Nature Center is a member of the Pink Palace family where you can explore the area’s unique natural history right in the middle of town. . .

Memphis Memoirs

Lost Memphis

Get transported back to a time when Union Station stood tall and proud in the Memphis skyline and the old Cossitt Library was a treasured place for book-lovers. . .

TREASURES FROM THE VAULT

Phoebe Omlie

Phoebe Omlie was a Memphis-based pioneer female pilot in the early 20th century. . .

Memphis 200

Memphis 200

Join archivist and historian Wayne Dowdy as he travels through the past to find some of the unique people and places that helped to make Memphis the city it is today.

TREASURES FROM THE VAULT

Mosasaur

70 million years ago the Mid-South was under water, during what is called the Mississippi Embayment, as a bay of the Gulf of Mexico. . .

TREASURES FROM THE VAULT

W. C. Handy

Handy was born in Alabama and lived in many places, but his big breakthrough came when he moved to Memphis in 1909. . .

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