Tina Turner died on May 24th at 83 years old

It’s hard to believe that such a dynamic performer as Tina Turner attended a one-room schoolhouse located in Brownsville, West Tennessee. The school was known as the Flagg Grove School and it was built by a great uncle.

At the time, she was known as Anna Mae Bullock. She debuted as Tina Turner when she and her husband, Ike Turner, released their first recording together, “Fool in Love.”

A restored one-room schoolhouse where Tina Turner attended classes opened Friday as a museum honoring the singer’s career and recalling her childhood in this small West Tennessee town.

More than 100 people attended the opening ceremony, ribbon cutting, and tour of the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School, located on the grounds of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville. 

The museum features gold-and-platinum records and glittering outfits and dresses worn during performances by Turner, whose Grammy-winning singing career includes hit songs “Nutbush City Limits,” ”Proud Mary” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”

The ceremony was held on in 2014 but she did not attend.