Virtual Speaker Series – Food Matters: Exploring History Through Food

Join Paula Johnson, Food History Curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and Rene Rodgers, Head Curator at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, on Tuesday, January 12, 7:00pm for a conversation about the power of food as a lens for exploring history. We’ll hear about the National Museum of American History’s robust […]

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Special Exhibit: Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States with two poster exhibits: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service) and To Make Our Voices Heard: Tennessee Women’s Fight for the Vote (Tennessee State Museum). Both exhibits are a wonderful way to […]

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Special Exhibit – Honky Tonk: Portrait of Country Music 1972-1981

In the 1970s, photographer Henry Horenstein shot album covers for upstart bluegrass label Rounder Records. But in his off-hours, he soon became unofficial photographer to the culture of country musicians great and small, and their dedicated fans. It’s a world that looks quite a bit like country songs sound: full of hard-working operators and lonely […]

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Special Exhibit: A Selection of Hard Rock’s Country Music Memorabilia

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum and Hard Rock International have partnered up to bring priceless items from Hard Rock’s vast collection of country music memorabilia to Historic Downtown Bristol for exhibition. Hard Rock items featured in the museum’s new Honky Tonk special exhibit include costume pieces worn by Loretta Lynn and the Queen of […]

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Bristol Sessions Super Raffle & More in September Bristol, Va./Tenn. (August 28, 2019) – In three short weeks, State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia will be filled with music as 40,000-plus visitors from all over the world converge on the site of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions for the 19th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots […]

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Pick Along Summer Camp: Week 3 for Intermediate

Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills […]

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Pick Along Summer Camp: Week 3 for Intermediate

Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills […]

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Pick Along Summer Camp: Week 3 for Intermediate

Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills […]

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Pick Along Summer Camp: Week 3 for Intermediate

Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills […]

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Pick Along Summer Camp: Week 2 for Beginners

Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills […]

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