Pre-Trip Fun for Memphis, Tennessee
"Cast Away" -- What's not filmed on the island was filmed in Memphis; local company FedEx gets big billing. (Pre-Teens and Up)
"A Painted House" -- Starring Robert Sean Leonard, this is a story about a family and the migrant workers they hire offers a look at the rural life around Memphis. (Pre-Teens and Up)
Carmelized pork slices -- Start with sliced pork and mild sauce to introduce the Memphis flavor to kids.
Grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich -- A trip to Elvis' home wouldn't be complete without the King's favorite snack.
Buttermilk fried chicken with gravy -- Top off this favorite Southern Sunday dinner with sweetened iced tea.
Black-Eyed Pea Salad -- Not all Memphis chow has to be bad for you. Make a light, hearty salad with these favorite down-home peas.
"T is for Tennessee" by E.J. Sullivan -- Learn everything about the Volunteer State from A to Z. (Ages 2 to 8)
"Historic Photos of Memphis" by Gina Cordell and Patrick O'Daniel -- Catch a glimpse of Memphis' growth from the Civil War to a thriving urban center. (School Age)
"Dear Elvis: Graffiti from Graceland" by Daniel Wright and Mark Landon Smith -- Some of the King's visitors share their thoughts and thanks on his guestbook -- the wall outside his house. (Ages 12 to 17)
"Memphis In Black and White" by Beverly G. Bond and Janann Sherman -- This intense photo book shows Memphis emerge from its cotton town beginnings to a prosperous river city. (Ages 14 to Adult)
"Memphis Before the Blues" by Tim Sharp -- Learn about the people, culture and social changes that helped make the city a centerpiece of this musical revolution. (Ages 14 to Adult)
Student's Pet -- Download an image of the Peabody ducks to grab the duckmaster's attention.
Mod Mobile -- Mobiles are just so, well, 70s -- just like the Stax Museum. Get funky and fresh with a mobile made of groovy items from around the house.