The Detroit Free Press reports The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will unveil an exhibit dedicated to the Queen of Soul. The exhibit, titled Think, is named after her 1968 hit song.
"This is an opportunity for people to come back and engage, reminisce and reflect," Wright museum board member Kelly Major Green told the news site. "It's the beginning of a much longer expression of who Aretha is."
Think will include photos, videos, and minimal artifacts about Franklin as well as the ruby red gown and matching shoes she wore on the first day of visitation after she passed on Aug. 16. The museum will also display an original vinyl copy of her 1956 J.V.B. Records release of "Never Grow Old." As Detroit Free Press reports, this is the first recording by "Aretha Franklin, Daughter of Rev. C.L. Franklin" according to the label. However, visitors won't be seeing the same exhibit each time they visit since the items will reportedly be rotated throughout the exhibit period. Afterward, some pieces of the exhibit will join a larger collection on tour around Detroit, the museum's chief operating officer, George Hamilton, told the site.
Think is slated to open on Tuesday (Sept. 25) until Jan. 21 aka Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The museum is also working on a long-term exhibit with the Franklin estate. It's slated to open by 2020.