Restoration is currently underway for the childhood school of legendary entertainer, Tina Turner.
Tina Turner attended Flagg Grove School as a child in Nut Bush, Tenn., in the 1940s. The school was closed in the 1960s and was later used as a barn and storage area. The school was recently relocated to the grounds of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, Tenn., for preservation.
The school will ultimately be restored and contain displays of early childhood education in Haywood County and Tina Turner memorabilia.
Joe Stephens, whose family donated the school to the WTDHC, said, “I’m really proud that we were able to move it here to the Delta Heritage Center so we can share it with other people. I’m really proud to see the improvements that have already been made on it. I think it will continue to be improved upon and an asset to the community.”
The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center has a page set up to follow the journey of the school’s restoration.
Donations can be made to help restore the school by contacting the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center at 731 779 9000, by visiting their website or by mailing donations (check or money order) to the Friends of the Center, P. O. Box 1358, Brownsville, TN 38012.
Contact the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center and make a donation to help restore Flagg Grove School today!