American Banjo Museum

This certainly isn’t in Randolph County, but it fits well with the previous two posts.

While the good people in Rockingham County may be working hard on the “National Banjo Center,” the citizens of Oklahoma City already have the American Banjo Museum. It moved last week from a temporary home in Guthrie, OK, to a 21,000-square foot, $5 million home in Oklahoma City’s “Bricktown” historic district.


The museum collection includes more than 300 instruments, from primitive African gourd contraptions to the banjos of modern Bluegrass legends. It also includes the “National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame.”

Here’s a link to a newspaper article on the opening from September 11th: http://www.newsok.com/article/3400062 .

And another: http://www.examiner.com/x-3814-Oklahoma-City-Day-Trips-Examiner~y2009m9d9-Grand-opening-of-the-American-Banjo-Museum-in-Oklahoma-City-Bricktown-September-11 .

And here’s a direct link to the TV news report http://feeds.newsok.tv/services/player/bcpid4659235001?bctid=38885403001 .

Maybe some day Randolph County will get its due mention one place or another.

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