American Banjo Museum Receives Grant from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund

The American Banjo Museum was recently awarded a grant for $10,000 from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund to establish a Banjo Learning Lounge at the museum. “We’re honored to receive this generous grant from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund,” said Johnny Baier, executive director, American Banjo Museum. “The Kirkpatrick Family Fund’s legacy

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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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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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American Banjo Museum Makes Major Acquisition

   In the world of violins, the name Stradivarius is synonymous with the highest possible quality in construction, sound and playability. As such, when a Stradivari instrument comes on the market it is of great interest to musicians and collectors alike, commanding millions of dollars in the sale process. In

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“The Banjo World of Steve Martin” Exhibit Receives Oklahoma Museum Association Award

The American Banjo Museum’s exhibit, “The Banjo World of Steve Martin” will be among several Oklahoma museum exhibits honored by the Oklahoma Museum Association (OMA) during their annual conference on Sept. 21-23, 2016 “The Banjo World of Steve Martin” received the OMA award for outstanding exhibit. The exhibit features three

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Bluegrass Today writes about ABM Hall of Fame

https://bluegrasstoday.com/j-d-crowe-and-deering-banjos-enter-banjo-hall-of-fame/ Click here to see article

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American Banjo Museum launches the Banjo Players Directory

The American Banjo Museum has just launched a new research project called the Banjo Players Directory. Both an interactive museum exhibit as well as an online research tool, the Banjo Players Directory – funded by a gift from Paul and Theresa Poirier in memory of Emile “Pete” DeBlois - is

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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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Deering Banjos | Bringing Music to the Masses

Greg Deering learned woodworking from his father and, at the age of 12, purchased his first banjo and learned to play the music of the Kingston Trio. Deering went on to make his first banjo as an industrial arts major at San Diego State College and, in 1970, joined other

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