Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle will lead a guided, walking tour of the Mid-South fairgrounds on January 17, from 2 pm – 3 pm starting and ending at the West Entrance of the Coliseum.
Jimmy will talk about the natural, cultural, architectural, and entertainment history of the fairgrounds. He will also speak on the current state of the grounds and their future. Special guest, City Councilwoman Jamita Swearengen of District 4 (the Fairground’s district), will speak before the tour takes off.
The tour is sponsored by the Coliseum Coalition, Friends of the Fairgrounds, the Orange Mound Parade and Action Committee, and Livable Memphis. The Coliseum Coalition has been continually fighting to restore and reopen the Mid-South Coliseum.