Special Exhibits

Reflections Of Our Past - The Jim Bollman Collection
May 2019-April 2020

This special exhibit at the American Banjo Museum features some unique and one of a kind banjos and banjo memorabilia from Jim Bollman's years of collecting.  Bollman, from Boston, MA is an internationally known banjo collector who has amassed what Forbes Magazine called, "the most complete collection of 19th-centrury banjos and ephemera" in the century. The exhibit features a few of Bollman's most valued items. Click here to read comments from Bollman on each item in the exhibit.


Jim Henson - Life and Legacy
September 2018-April 2020

A special exhibit at the American Banjo Museum Jim Henson – Life and Legacy fondly remembers the optimistic visionary of  who created the Muppets and positively influenced generations of the young and young at heart. In addition to Kermit the Frog, original artwork, rare photographs, pop culture objects and many very personal insights, Jim Henson – Life and Legacy will feature a very special banjo as well. One of the most famous banjos of all time, the Muppets Banjo, originally owned and played by British musician Martin Kershaw, has arguably accompanied more stars than any other banjo in history.

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