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“Honoring the vibrant spirit of the banjo”
The American Banjo Museum is a $5 million, world-class 21,000 square foot facility honoring the rich history, vibrant spirit and unlimited future of the banjo. The museum contains more than 300 instruments, the largest collection on public display in the world. Examples include replicas of primitive banjos developed by African slaves in the Old South, Minstrel Age instruments from 19th century, post WWII instruments used in bluegrass, folk and world music, and museum’s core collection of ornately decorated banjos made in America during the Jazz Age of the 1920’s and 30s. Originally located in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the ABM was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1998 by Midwest City attorney, Brady Hunt and Indiana industrialist, Jack Canine under its previous name, The National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame Museum. Mr. Canine, a retired Indiana industrialist as well as banjo player and enthusiast, has stated his belief that preserving and promoting the history of the banjo, America’s adopted native musical instrument, is a very important mission for future generations.
Not into banjo's? No problem! This place takes you on a stroll through musical history that all ages can enjoy. Even have an area you can pick up a banjo and learn to play a little. Found out... Read more
I devoted my day to driving a long distance to visit this museum. When I got there, I paid for parking and began going through the museum. I was not even half way through when someone instructed... Read more
It was a fun stop while I was in town. Enjoyed the many banjos and the history of the instrument. It is worth the stop. Read more
American Banjo Museum
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Tue - Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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