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Sultana Museum Sets Date to Begin Construction

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The nonprofit Sultana Historical Preservation Society announced that construction on the new Sultana Disaster Museum in Marion is scheduled to begin Monday with Zellner Construction Services LLC of Memphis as the general contractor.

The museum, which tells the story of the deadliest maritime disaster in U.S. history, is expected to open its doors by mid-2025. It’s being built at a 17,000-SF former school auditorium. Plans call for a modern, high-tech facility with an exhibit hall, theater, classroom, events space and more.

“We are truly honored to be a part of the Sultana Disaster Museum project,” Zellner Construction said in a statement. “Our team is excited to apply our knowledge and skills to bring this unique vision to life, and we look forward to collaborating with the talented individuals involved in this project.”

Zellner’s past projects include a habitat gateway at the Memphis Zoo, the Memphis Frayser Branch Library and the Domino’s Event Center on the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital campus.

The Sultana Museum is expected to attract about 50,000 visitors per year.

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