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Polk-Salad-Annie
10-12-2009, 02:37 AM
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Tupelo has another Elvis museum: the Elvis Presley Heights Museum which is located at 100 Briar Ridge Rd.
For $10 you can see: Time Line of Life, Science, Geography, Tupelo History, Mississippi History, World History, "rare", Elvis Presley Memorabilia, Elvis' Karate Medallion Necklace, and etc., and local art from N.E. Mississippi Art Society.
Includes over 700 items: It takes from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hour to tour.

Source: ElvisMatters, october 11th 2009

beckelvis
10-12-2009, 06:38 AM
Thank you for the information very interesting.

Polk-Salad-Annie
10-16-2009, 01:28 PM
Eyecatchers of the Heights museum

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Earlier this week we mentioned the opening of a new Elvis related museum in Tupelo.
The staff of the Heights museum was kind enough to send us these two pictures of the center pieces of their collection: a seventies tour bus given to JD Sumner by Elvis and a pink and black Cadillac purchased by Elvis in the late fifties.

Source: ElvisMatters, october 16th 2009

Polk-Salad-Annie
10-23-2009, 01:56 PM
Tupelo museum is asking for donations

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The recently opened Elvis museum in Tupelo is asking Elvis fans for a donation to cover the expenses that owner Bill Kinard has made to open the museum.
He wrote to the fanclubs with the question if fans where willing to help recover some costs.
Untill now, he made the following costs:

1.court costs $25,000

2.lawyer $65,000

3.tourbus transport $40,000.

4. tourbus restauration $82,000.

5. building purchase $250.000

6. building renovation $48,000

7. memorabilia purchases $500,000

The photo shows how the museum looks at this moment.

Source: ElvisMatters, october 23rd 2009

Polk-Salad-Annie
10-23-2009, 01:56 PM
Tour Bus to be used as Taxi?

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It looks as if the owners of the nex museum-to-be in Tupelo have money worries on their mind...
Not only are they thinking of selling Elvis' '57 Cadillac and a necklace - two center pieces of the museum - they are also giving the idea a thought of using JD Sumner's TCB Tour bus as a taxi to and from Tupelo/Memphis.

Here's the full email that we received:

We regrettably have to inform you, the President and your fellow Fan Club Members, and the "World Population", the following:

The "Financial Backer" that accepted a "Promissory Note" that the "Charitable Foundation" would pay him back from the "monies" we make from "Fans" visiting and touring on the "TCB Tour Bus", itsel is now holding the "TCB Tour Bus Hostage".

The "Financial Backer, Mr. X", has "changed his mind" on our "agreement" to pay him back over time and 50/50 on any monies made from showings of the "TCB Tour Bus".

Example:

1. At Casinos

2. At Car and/or Bus Dealerships

3. At Concerts

And/or the following:

Our admission price to "climb aboard and take your picture in the driver's seat or in Elvis' favorite seat is only $10.00 US per person".

We were also considering charging $50.00 a person to "ride" on the "TCB Tour Bus" from our "museum, the Tupelo Hardware Store, birthplace, and other local sites for only $50.00 per person".
Note: We must have a minimum of 10 people "per trip" due to operating cost of the "TCB Tour Bus".

We were also considering taking "groups" from "Tupelo to Memphis and back to Tupelo" for "$150.00 per person", with a minimum group of say 15 people.
The bus can hold 20 people per trip.

However the "Financial Backer, Mr. X" is "Demanding Immediate Payment", and the "Financial Backer, Mr. X" "will not" let us take the "TCB Tour Bus" off "The Financial Backer Mr. X's Property" to let "individuals and/or rather Elvis Fans" "climb aboard and tour the bus".

How are we suppose to now make the "money" to pay "The Financial Backer Mr. X", off?

The following ways are just ideas:

1. Financial help and support through "donations" from individuals, die-hard-Elvis-Fans, Elvis Fan Clubs, and if you know of any other foundations/charities, and/or corporate sponsors.

2. Selling of our beautiful 15.6 acres of land that is zoned for:

A. Large Residential Development

B. Major Conditional Usage as a Cemetery

C. Ideal location for a hotel and/or Target

D. Ideal location for a theme park.

3. In worse case scenario, "for sell" the "Elvis', J.D. Sumner's, Glen Tadlock, (Elvis and J.D. Sumner's bus driver and owner of bus after J.D. Sumner), the "Kentucky Headhunters", the "Fantasia Museum", the "Professional Sports Hall of Fame Inc. Museum", and now "Legacy Hall of Fame, Inc.'s" bus".

You see the bus recently appraised in the "millions of dollars" and we'd rather "sell it" than let the "Financial Backer Mr. X" "steal the bus" for the "monies owed".

4. We also offer up "for sale" "Elvis' 1957 Pink & Black Cadillac", "documentation and verification included that the Cadillac was in fact Elvis Presley', personal Cadillac and that Elvis "drove it".

5. We will sell, "Elvis' Karate Medallion Necklace" if we have too, just to raise the "monies" needed to keep the "Financial Backer, Mr. X" from "owning" the "Elvis and J.D. Sumner's TCB Tour Bus".

Source: ElvisMatters, october 23rd 2009

SleepyJack
10-24-2009, 04:16 AM
The museum looks like it would be an interesting place to visit... and I love the tour bus and cadillac!
It`s a shame that these days everything seems to be for sale at the right price... makes the whole thing a little bit ugly.
Thanks for the interesting information though...enjoyed reading it.(y)(y)(y)

Diane
10-24-2009, 07:28 AM
The museum looks like it would be an interesting place to visit... and I love the tour bus and cadillac!
It`s a shame that these days everything seems to be for sale at the right price... makes the whole thing a little bit ugly.
Thanks for the interesting information though...enjoyed reading it.(y)(y)(y)

My feelings exactly!

Thanks for the info


Diane

Polk-Salad-Annie
10-24-2009, 12:27 PM
SleepyJack and Diane, you are welcome.:notworthy:notworthy:notworthy

Polk-Salad-Annie
10-24-2009, 12:29 PM
The museum looks like it would be an interesting place to visit... and I love the tour bus and cadillac!
If all goes well, i will be going in August 2010 to Memphis.
And if the museum is still there in Tupelo, i surely am going.


It`s a shame that these days everything seems to be for sale at the right price... makes the whole thing a little bit ugly.
Money makes the world go around.:mad::mad: