A Photo Story by Roy Turner
"The story of Elvis is a story of hope. We all have hope, to some degree, all through our lives, but we’ll never have it with the passion we had it when we were young. And that piece of Tupelo he always carried with him.
- Roy Turner, Elvis/Tupelo Historian & President, Elaine Dundy & Roy Turner Endowment for the Arts
"Like" and "Share” Roy's story to celebrate #brightspots during the Mississippi Bicentennial #MS200 #tupelospirit #elvis #theking #40thanniversary #mytupelo #storytellerstate
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Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
306 Elvis Presley Dr
Tupelo, Mississippi, MS 38804 (Hours: Mon – Sat 9:00 to 5:00; Sun 1:00 to 5:00)
Tel: (662) 841-1245 / Email: elvispresleybirthplace.com/
Tupelo Hardware (Where Gladys Presley Bought Her Son His First Guitar)
114 W Main St
Tupelo, Mississippi, MS 38804 (Hours: Mon -Fri, 7:00. - 5:30; Sat, 7:00 - Noon)
Tel: (662) 842-4637 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Elvis Fan Club @Tupeloelvisfanclub / tupeloelvisfanclub.com
Tupelo Elvis Festival
Tupelo is one of ten cities elected to participate in “Celebrating Storytelling”, a Mississippi Bicentennial project that will culminate with 100 community voices.
In August 2017, community leaders produced a series of eight photo documentaries, highlighting people and initiatives that have built Tupelo from its beginnings. The event was a unique occasion to celebrate aspects of “Tupelo spirit” that have carried the community from generation to generation, and to define new pathways forward.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Renasant Bank, CREATE Foundation, Community Development Foundation, My Tupelo, Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, Link Centre, Elvis Presley Birthplace, Mitch McCamey, The Selby and Richard McRae Foundation; with additional support from Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association, Jason Shelton for Mayor of Tupelo, EP Natalie Irby/ Corner to Corner Productions; Producers Alison Fast, Chandler Griffin, Aaron Phillips.