Graceland, which now serves as the resting place for Elvis Presley, his daughter Lisa Marie, and grandson Benjamin Keough, revealed on Thursday, February 1st that they have opened a “newly-expanded Lisa Marie: Growing Up Presley exhibit.”
According to People Magazine, the exhibit was closed for most of January in preparation of the expansion.
Graceland’s official Facebook page made the announcement on February 1, 2024 – what would have been Lisa Marie’s 56th birthday.
“Exciting news! Graceland has opened the newly-expanded Lisa Marie: Growing Up Presley exhibit in honor of her 56th birthday today! Step into her world as a loving mother, passionate musician, and guardian of her father’s legacy. The exhibition features childhood items like her baby footprints and personal golf cart, plus 45 outfits and never-before-seen memorabilia from her adult years.”
The expanded exhibit will allow fans to her life in artifacts. From being born to the King of Rock and Roll in Memphis, the exhibition shows off baby footprints, roller skates, and clothing from when she was a child.
New items in the childhood section include many things from her school years including yearbooks, official school photos, and report cards.
The exhibit follows Lisa Marie into adulthood and now includes a display of 45 outfits, personal Christmas cards, stationary, and photos, all that have never been seen before.
Graceland listed out more of the brand-new items in the exhibit, see them below.
- The dress Lisa Marie wore to her last public appearance, the 2023 Golden Globes.
- Lisa Marie’s first-ever professional headshots that have never been seen before
- framed photos that were on display in her home
- The tambourine she used onstage
- Handwritten lyrics
- The Gold Record she earned for To Whom It May Concern, her 2003 album
- A wallet of hers from the late 1980s
Joel Weinshanker, the managing partner and majority owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises said the following about the expanded exhibit:
“Lisa was born in Memphis and had always called Graceland home. I remember her first seeing a quote from her dad from the original exhibit that said she was the greatest thing that had ever happened to him, and her reaction will forever be etched into my brain. I know y’all will enjoy this amazing, expanded exhibition as much as she did.”