ABM Salutes American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month and museums across the nation are using this occasion to raise awareness about the value of archives and archivists. As part of American Archives Month, the American Banjo Museum is giving you a peek into our archives with a short series of blog posts highlighting

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Pat Terry, Jr. | Faith, Trust & a Little Pixie Dust

Amid the screeching roller coasters, splashing animals shows and spinning carousels, you'll find Pat Terry, Jr. Carrying on the tradition of his father, Pat Terry, Jr. began his professional banjo career in the mid 1960s partnering with his dad as "Pat Terry and Son". Terry has spent his career adding

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WILD TRAVELS visits the American Banjo Museum

This story is included in the second season of WILD TRAVELS. For more about the TV series, visit the WILD TRAVELS website At the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City, OK, you'll find the world's largest collection of banjos. More than 400 banjos make up the museum's collection, many of

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George Formby – Comedian | Movie Star | Rebel

George Formby has been called a lot of things; movie star, ukulele banjo player, the biggest comedian in British history, England’s first pop star, he’s even considered by some to be a forebearer of punk rock. But all can agree, this toothy-grinned songster from Blackpool, England was larger than life.

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American Banjo Museum gears up for family fun with Americana Fest, June 18th

The American Banjo Museum is gearing up for a fresh new celebration that we hope to see become an annual event, Americana Fest. Americana Fest is a musical event for the whole family. Scheduled to appear are local favorites Willow Way and Bread & Butter Band along with Memphis’ own

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