Time is running out to see the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel.
Starting next week, renovations will partially close the historic site for one year. The renovation and partial closure is a first in its history.
The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel opened 21 years ago to much fanfare with what was considered, back then, state of the art interactive exhibits.
But, that was then, and this is now.
"People no longer walk through the hallowed halls of museums and read a book on the wall. They wanna be engaged in different ways and, if things aren't tivo'ed, ipod'ed, downloaded, and textable, you know, a lot of people are just not -- it doesn't resonate with them in the same way, anymore," said Beverly Robertson, National Civil Rights Museum.