Exhibits & Collections | Birthplace of Country Music Museum Bristol, TN/VA

Exhibits & Collections

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is home to permanent exhibits that focus on the story and impact of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and a Special Exhibit Gallery that features rotating exhibits created in-house, by guest curators, and by other institutions and museums. Our artifact, archival, and digital collections are used in our own exhibits and are also available for research and study purposes.

Special Exhibits

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion: Through Your Eyes is a juried exhibit that features a unique view of the event through the lenses of festivalgoers’ cameras.

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Coming in November! For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights special exhibit at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

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Vintage colorized photograph of four children
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Coming February 2019! Reading Appalachia: Voices From Children’s Literature, a new special exhibit coming to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum!

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Ongoing Exhibits

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Ongoing Exhibits

Through text and artifacts, multiple theater experiences, film and sound, and interactive displays, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum shares the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings, explores how evolving sound technology shaped their success, and highlights how this rich musical heritage lives on in today’s music.

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MUSEUM: 520 Birthplace of
Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201
(423) 573-1927
info@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org

BUSINESS OFFICE: 416 State Street, Suite A
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 573-1927