Past Events from September 1, 2015 – July 15, 2017 › Museum › Exhibits › – Page 3 – The Birthplace of Country Music
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The Carter Family: Lives and Legacies

The Carter Family: Lives and Legacies “The Carter Family: Lives and Legacies” which opened in September 2014 and ran until March 2015, was our first special exhibit. This exhibit explored the original Carter Family and their time on Border Radio in Mexico, the golden years of Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry, the Carter Family legacy […]

New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music

New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music In 2015, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum featured a Smithsonian exhibit called New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music. About the Exhibit New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music explores the rich traditions in American music. Music is all around us – at a local festival, at a dance hall on a […]

Radio Station

There is a vintage radio station in the ongoing exhibits at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. This is not just an exhibit, however – this is WBCM Radio Bristol, a working, low-power radio station that broadcasts live from the museum!

Tennessee Ernie Ford

In October 2015, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum unveiled the special exhibit “Tennessee Ernie Ford: A Life on Stage.”  A look into the life and legacy of Tennessee Ernie Ford, the special exhibit will feature photographs, artifacts, audio and video materials, and special programming during its 4-month duration in the museum. A pioneer in radio and television […]

Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones

In March 2016, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum unveiled the special exhibit “Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones.” The exhibit chronicles the rich variety of manufacturing traditions in Tennessee over the past 2 ½ centuries from the early agricultural and craft heritage to our current age of advanced technology and global competition. The diverse panels […]

“We are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music”

“We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music” is a multi-media exhibit of photographs, audio recordings, and video from Tim Duffy, founder of Music Maker Relief Foundation. For nearly three decades, Tim Duffy has recorded musicians’ songs and stories. He has also taken photographs that powerfully reflect their lives – from the […]

A Place for All People Poster Exhibit

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is currently displaying “A Place for All People,” a historic poster exhibit created for the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in September 2016. The poster exhibit will be up through February 28, 2017. The African American story is one characterized by […]

“Hometown Stars” Special Exhibit

“Hometown Stars: Southwest Virginia’s Recording Legacy, 1923–1943,” is a special exhibit from the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at Ferrum College on display at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum February 7, 2017–June 4, 2017. The talents and repertoires of Southwest Virginia musicians proved to be a deep musical well for the nation’s growing recording industry. […]