As many folks are homebound during the current health crisis, starting Friday, March 20th, the American Banjo Museum will be virtual providing tours, concerts and more through their website and social media outlets. Just like many public venues who have closed their doors for the time being, the museum will provide online programming to continue its mission of promoting and preserving the banjo.
In addition to archival footage of concerts and special events, ABM Executive Director, Johnny Baier, will host a series of live tours through Facebook Live. Programs will include and in depth look at exhibits such Reflections of Our Past: The Jim Bollman Collection and Jim Henson - Life and Legacy (both of which are scheduled to close in April), along with previews of upcoming special exhibits. Additionally, ABM Outreach and Promotions coordinator, Lucas Ross, will be providing a ‘behind the scenes’ of the museum archives as well as fun entertainment for kids.
“As we all adjust to the ‘new normal,’ the American Banjo Museum wants to stress that our mission continues. We hope that the sharing of music, tours, and educational resources online, will help our ‘virtual visitors’ not only pass the time, but gain a new perspective on the museum and the positive future on the horizon as well.”
For a schedule and information about upcoming virtual events - or to show your support of The American Banjo Museum through a donation - visit americanbanjomuseum.com or call (405) 604-2793.