From Midtown to Downtown, Cooper-Young to Orange Mound, and every neighborhood in between, there is a ton of history hiding in every community throughout Memphis. This week, the Pink Palace Family of Museums is challenging residents of Memphis to get out and explore the neighborhoods of Memphis with a weekly Community Scavenger Hunt that the whole family can have fun with. This is a great way to learn a little bit about the city’s history!
Each weekend during the challenge, the Museum will be highlighting a different zone of the city. This challenge will be modeled after the popular TV show The Amazing Race.
“The way it works is people will create their own teams with 1-4 members and race to complete all the tasks on the scavenger hunt challenges. The first three teams to complete the challenge will win prizes,” said Bill Walsh, Museum marketing manager.
If you can make it to each neighborhood, the Museum says you’ll be able to walk or bike around to complete the hunts. They suggest that you either drive, take the bus, or catch a Lyft to the starting points for each neighborhood.
In addition to the team challenge, there will also be a self-guided version of the scavenger hunts after Aug. 8 which will allow participants to enjoy a self-guided tour of Memphis by visiting historical sites, solving puzzles, seeing photo ops and landmarks, and meeting community partners. In addition, any participant under age 18 who completes the scavenger hunt will earn a limited edition Pink Palace Museum patch.
You can sign up for one weekend for $25, or compete in all three rounds for $50. The three zones for July are:
7/17 Midtown: Vollentine-Evergreen, Cooper-Young, and Binghampton/Broad Ave.
7/24 Downtown/West Side: Soulsville, Victorian Village, and Frayser
7/31 South Memphis: Chickasaw Gardens/East Buntyn, Orange Mound, Whitehaven
For details about the Community Scavenger Hunt Challenge, interested parties can visit https://www.memphismuseums.org/pink-palace-museum/events/events-568335/