The Daughter and I had neither one been to the Cotton Museum. It opened back in 2006 and provides historical and cultural exhibits, including displays in glass cases, videos which explore the history and influence of the cotton industry, and features that were present in the original Cotton Exchange. It's not a large museum, and we toured it in less than an hour, but it was definitely worth the visit.
The photo from Wikipedia shows more of the building that my photo does:
You can see photos of some of the exhibits and hear an overview here:
Tennessee Crossroads explored this museum:
Cotton was King, and understanding it's place in the city's history is important to an understanding of the city itself.