Groundbreaking ceremony held for Jimmy Dean museum - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Jimmy Dean museum

A special building project is now underway in Plainview. On Tuesday afternoon, family and friends joined in a special groundbreaking for the Jimmy Dean Museum.

They held the ceremony inside due to rain earlier in the day. The museum will be built on the Wayland Baptist University campus, and tell the story of Dean's beginnings in Plainview and how he worked to become a successful entertainer and businessman.

"I know anyone will enjoy going through the museum and seeing Jimmy's memorabilia and learning more about his life," said Dean's widow, Donna Dean Stevens.

"It's a great story to tell, but it's a great inspiration for our young people as well," WBU's Director of Museums Rodney Watson said.

The museum is scheduled to be completed in August of next year.

Copyright 2014 KCBD. All rights reserved.  

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

    Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-17 04:00:25 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:41 PM EST2018-02-18 01:41:07 GMT

    Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting.

    Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting.

  • Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-02-17 21:10:10 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:40 PM EST2018-02-18 01:40:40 GMT

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

  • Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

    Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:30 AM EST2018-02-17 06:30:42 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:32 PM EST2018-02-18 01:32:36 GMT
    President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation...
    President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning.
Powered by Frankly