The Museum of Making Music tell the story of how an industry—the music products industry—supplies the world with the instruments, products and gear that we all use to make music. When you step inside, you’ll see outstanding examples of musical instruments, many of them displayed in vintage music store settings. You’ll also hear some familiar tunes in audio and video clips, have many hands-on opportunities to pick up and play a variety of instruments, and discover the innovative ways that the music industry has grown over the years. It’s an insider’s view of the world of making music.
Explore the multifaceted history of the American music products industry from its beginnings in the 1890s to today and presents a variety of events, educational programs and special exhibitions. It explores the connections between the people (those who envision, design, make, distribute, sell and play musical instruments), the instruments themselves and the ultimate result of the music we all make.
The Museum of Making Music also hosts a wide variety of public events that entertain, educate and inform audiences of the benefits and heritage of making music. From concerts, performances and films, to workshops, camps and guest speakers, there's always something happening at the museum!
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