KENTWOOD, La. (AP) _ Two residents of Britney Spears' hometown have created a museum at the request of her fans.

Sections of the Britney Spears Museum will be devoted to her early childhood, her tenure as a Mouseketeer, and her present status as a chart-topping pop singer. The museum, which will be part of the existing Kentwood Museum, also will include a gift shop.

Spears' parents have donated some childhood dresses and other items, said Sandy Reed, who is volunteering to establish the museum.

She and another coordinator, Kathy Bryan, met earlier this month with Spears' manager and accountant, and both liked the idea, Reed said.

``I'd love to say, 'And the opening date will be...' but we're not to that point yet,'' Bryan said.

She said the idea for the museum was a response to phone calls from fans to state and local tourism councils.