Leontyne's childhood home to become museum

The childhood home of opera legend Leontyne Price in Laurel is going to become a museum.

Mayor Melvin Mack has formed a 10-member committee to transform the home at 408 Sandy Gavin into a museum.

With the help of Leontyne and her brother, retired Brig. Gen. George Price, the committee plans to make the home the way it was when the Prices lived there.

"They are going to take a lot of artifacts that George Price and Leontyne had saved from when they were children on up," says community developer Lula Cooley. "They are going to take things and put them on display so people can come and see."

The committee has not set a date of completion for the Price museum.