Virginia

Interactive Smithsonian exhibit at Country Music Museum

See "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" through September

BRISTOL, Va. - This should be music to your ears! Bristol's Birthplace of Country Music Museum is showing off an exhibit that used to belong to the Smithsonian in Washington.

The Country Music Museum bought the "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" exhibit.

It's broken down into different sections like sacred music, bluegrass, country, blues, and there's also a section on dance.

Curator of education and outreach Thomas Richardson told News 5 WCYB, it's very interactive.

"You can learn to play the fiddle in this exhibit, you can learn to play the banjo, you can sit down and listen to whole LP's, maybe some grandparents can teach their grandkids what records are," Richardson said.

The exhibit will be on display until September.

The plan is to take it down after the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion is over.


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