I joined the Birthplace of Country Music in 2012 as a member of the content team working on the exhibit script and design for the museum’s permanent exhibits. I then came on as a permanent member of staff in 2014, just before the Birthplace of Country Music Museum opened in August 2014. As Head Curator, I focus on our permanent and special exhibits, am responsible for coordinating and creating content and interpretation for the BCM blog and for the museum’s social media presence on Facebook, and oversee the museum’s public and educational programming.
I am lucky to work with such a great organization, which gives me the chance to be creative and the opportunity to learn every day. I really enjoy sharing our story with visitors, both on-site and online, and look forward to the chance to dig even deeper into the region’s musical heritage through this blog.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy long walks with my dog Pip, especially in all the beautiful places found in and around the Appalachian Mountains.
Meeting Uncle Eck Dunford must have been quite an experience. While there aren’t many accounts of his life and times, the ones I’ve found – and the stories I’ve been told – point to a man who was full of […]
Today Bristol is celebrating Bristol Train Station Celebration Day, an event highlighting trains and local railroad history through educational programming, arts and crafts, and music. Bristol’s present-day train station was the fourth on its site. It was built in 1902 […]
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Today is the first day of the Birthplace of Country Music blog. Welcome! For those readers who are familiar with us, you probably already know quite a lot about the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) in Bristol Tennessee/Virginia. But for […]