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Poster Exhibits: Centennial of American 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).

Special Exhibit: Honky Tonk

Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music, 1972-1981, a special exhibit of photographs by Henry Horenstein.

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.

Special Exhibit: Houses of the Lord

Birthplace of Country Music Museum 101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA

"Houses of the Lord, a photography exhibit by artist Amy Shumaker, details the many architectural and theological styles of the Appalachian Christian subculture.

Special Exhibit: The Way We Worked

Birthplace of Country Music Museum 101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA

The Way We Worked explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. Visitors can also explore the local and regional history of work in a supplementary display created by the Birthplace of Country Music curatorial team.

Speaker Series (Hybrid): Art as Work with AAME

Birthplace of Country Music Museum 101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA

Join us for our first Virtual Speaker Series of 2022, a partnership with Arts Alliance Mountain Empire to present a program with local artists discussing "art as work." This will be a hybrid event, held in-person at the museum and streamed via Zoom.

Trivia Night: Mountain Dew & More

Michael Waltrip Brewing 221 Moore Street, BRISTOL, VA

Join us at Michael Waltrip Brewing on Wednesday, August 3, 7:00pm for Trivia Night: Mountain Dew & More (teams should arrive to register in-person at 6:30pm)! This event is complementary programming to the museum’s current special exhibit – “It’ll Tickle Yore Innards!”: A (Hillbilly) History of Mountain Dew – on display through August 7.

1968: A Folsom Redemption Talk with Journalist Gene Beley

Birthplace of Country Music Museum 101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA

Join us on Thursday, September 29, 7:00pm for an in-depth talk with journalist Gene Beley about his time with Johnny Cash at the Folsom Prison concerts and recordings!