At some point in the future, fans of the late, great Prince will all be able to go to one place to relish in the celebration of the Purple One. According to Huffington Post, his $10 million Minnesota estate, Paisley Park, will become “the next Graceland” and be turned into a museum in his honor.
“It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans — this would remember his music, which is his legacy,” Phillips said Maurice Phillips, Prince’s brother-in-law. “Prince was always private but would have wanted his music remembered.”
The plans for the 65,000 square foot residence were then confirmed by Sheila E.
“We’re hoping to make Paisley what [Prince wanted] it to be. [He] was working on it being a museum,” she told ET. “He’s been gathering memorabilia and stuff from all the tours, like my drums and his motorcycle.”
There’s no confirmation on when the museum could potentially open to the public, but it will be a momentous occasion eventually. Prince came from a period where a celebrity’s mystery and privacy were their most prized possessions. He managed to keep this practice alive well into the modern era of social media’s growth and non-stop content, which makes the inside look into his life even more special.
Stories have been told of Prince’s vault of nearly 1,000 unreleased songs and videos and only those closest to him got to venture into the depths of Paisley Park. Perhaps making it a museum will give fans some perspective they never had before.
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