An exhibition featuring 's memorabilia opened on Friday, September 26 at an old school where she went to as a child. An opening ceremony for the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School, located in the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, was attended by 100 people including some fans from Europe, The Associated Press reports.
Turner, however, could not make it to the ceremony. The singer, who now lives in Switzerland, said that she could not endure traveling in long distance and sent a video message instead. After thanking people who contributed to the project, she said, "My spirit is with you. Have a wonderful day. Ciao." , , of rock band , ' Mike Love and The Oak Ridge Boys also recorded videos to commemorate the event.