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Welcome to Leland, Mississippi!


Leland is a small town located on the banks of Deer Creek, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.


Leland is most noted for being the boyhood home of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets. Along Highway 82 as you enter Leland you will find the Jim Henson Delta Boyhood Exhibit, made possible through a gift from the Henson Family. The Museum houses many artifacts and memorabilia from Henson's early creative years, and is a must-see for any Kermit enthusiast.


Historic Highway 61, the famous "Blues Highway" runs right through the center of town, and along this route you will find the Highway 61 Blues Museum, a true gem for any blues-lover. In fact, the Museum is on the must-see list for many visitors around the world who tour the Mississippi Delta year-round. Leland was home to musician James "Son" Thomas for many years, and was the birthplace and childhood home of musician Johnny Winter.


Each year, Leland hosts the renowned Christmas on Deer Creek celebration. All December long, the two-mile stretch of Deer Creek that runs through town features lighted holiday displays, which are lit every year on the first Friday in December. Join us in 2014 as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this honored tradition!

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Aug 29 2016 12:22pm    Comments: 0    Categories: Community      Tags: museum  exhibit  sports  smithsonian  opening  
Leland's MS Wildlife Heritage Museum has completed renovations on the old Joe Turner Hardware Store building and will be hosting the Smithsonian Institution's Hometown Teams Traveling Exhibit.
Aug 16 2016 12:24pm    Comments: 0    Categories: Community      Tags: picnic  police  fundraiser  
The Leland Chamber of Commerce and Leland Deacon Alliance are partnering up to host a community picnic fundraiser to benefit the Leland Police Department. The event will be held on Saturday, August 27
May 25 2016 12:26pm    Comments: 0    Categories: Community      Tags: clean up  trash  litter  environment  mitchell  
Mitchell Distributing, the Leland Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leland are teaming up to host a community-wide cleanup event on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
May 09 2016 12:27pm    Comments: 0    Categories: Chamber News      Tags: henson  museum  donor  hb1523  collection  muppets  
The donor to the Jim Henson Delta Boyhood Exhibit who had been threatening to request removal of his collection from the Leland Museum has decided to let his items stay.
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