Pink Palace Museum
The mansion was in the early 1920s and was going to be the home of Clarence Saunders, founder of Piggly Wiggly stores. Before the mansion's construction was complete, Saunders was forced to file for bankruptcy.
Backstory and Context
Some of the most popular exhibits include: Memphis Music, The Changing Roles of Women, Cotton Carnival, and Memphis Memories. Adjacent to the mansion is the more modern Pink Palace Museum building. This building also houses many of the museum's permanent exhibits. These exhibits include: a walk-through replica of the first Piggly Wiggly store, the amazing Clyde Parke Circus which is a mechanical one inch to one foot scale model circus, Native American pottery, and fossils. This building hosts ever changing traveling exhibits, as well.