OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum in western Kentucky is encouraging fans to visit by taking a new virtual tour of its exhibits.
The museum in Owensboro has been closed to the public for over a month due to the coronavirus pandemic and thought the online tour, led by Executive Director Chris Joslin, would be a way to continue reaching out to bluegrass fans around the world, a statement from the museum said.
The tour takes visitors through each area of the museum with Joslin commenting on exhibits and performing songs significant to different eras.
Several core exhibits in the Hall of Fame explore a chronological history of bluegrass music, from early sources to contemporary interpretations and includes films, artifacts and images.
“Until you can travel to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, we will bring it to you," Joslin said. “The virtual tour is a great introduction, but I can’t wait for you to see the Hall of Fame in person and to experience the energy around the music first-hand.”
The nonprofit facility is dedicated to the history and preservation of bluegrass music.