First Thursday of the Month Jam — next Jam is May 1. Come jam at the Museum! Musicians of all levels are welcome.
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Uncle Pen’s Fiddle
Originally part of the Bill Monroe Centennial Exhibit, Uncle Pen’s fiddle has been installed as a permanent display on the second floor of the museum. Included in the exhibit is the fiddle once owned and played by Pendleton Vandiver, Bill Monroe’s uncle and music mentor, and its handmade cedar case. Also on display are photographs of Uncle Pen, a DVD of musicians playing the fiddle, and a listening station at which visitors can compare different artist’s renditions of Bill Monroe’s musician tribute to this uncle, “Uncle Pen.”