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New Acquisitions to the Collection

New artifacts are coming into the museum daily. Here are several recent acquisitions:

  • Uncle Pen’s fiddle, from Terry Woodward
  • Library of Congress copyrights and other historic, framed documents of Toby Stroud, from his widow, Tommi Stroud Saucerman
  • Pete Goble’s guitar, from Pete Goble
  • Pete Seeger’s long-neck Vega banjo, from Carl Pagter
  • Benny Martin’s fiddle, from Fletcher Bright
  • Toby Stroud’s fiddle, from Tommi Stroud Saucerman
  • Mandolin played by Bill Grant for many decades, from Bill Grant
  • Collection of festival recordings and reel-to-reel recorder from Nick Barr
  • Gloria Belle’s 1960s stage costumes, from Ms. Belle
  • Bronze bust of Lester Flatt, from Joe and Hilda Stuart, parents of Marty Stuart
  • Benny Martin’s shoes, from Danny and Don Clark
  • Bluegrass 45 bell-bottom pants, from Toshio Watanabe
  • Collection of Bluegrass LPs, from Carl Pagter
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Tuesday - Saturday
10am-5:00pm CST
1pm -4pm CST

Closed on Mondays

Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day.


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Adults / Seniors: $5
Students: $2
Children under age 6: free
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Owensboro, KY 42303
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