BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A restored one-room schoolhouse that Tina Turner attended while growing up in West Tennessee has been turned into a museum about the singer.
The Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School held a grand opening Friday on the grounds of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville. Turner attended the school while growing up in nearby Nutbush.
The school closed in the 1960s and was used as a barn. It was moved from Nutbush to Brownsville in 2012.
Private donations, including support from Turner, and public funds helped pay for the $300,000 restoration.
Turner, who lives in Zurich, Switzerland, did not attend the ceremony. She recorded a video that was played for those in attendance. Turner said she did not attend because she has problems with flying long distances.