Museum of Making Music

Before you can make music, you have to make the things that make music. Sure, you can sing, but unless you’re a chanting monk, it’s kind of nice to have some instrumental backup. The Museum of Making Music’s five permanent galleries trace the development of those instruments from the ’20s through the ’80s, when synthesizers made everything else irrelevant. Each gallery explores the popular musicians and innovations of the day, and the whole museum traces the history of the industry behind the recording industry.

Upcoming Events

  • Muriel Anderson and Sandro Norton

    Thursday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.

  • Shana Tucker

    Saturday, February 8, 7:00 p.m.

  • The Ballad of Don Lewis

    Sunday, February 16, 5:00 p.m.

  • BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet & Sarah Quintana

    Friday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.

  • Beyond the Pale

    Saturday, February 29, 7:00 p.m.

  • Judy Carmichael

    Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.

  • New West Guitar Group with Sara Gazarek

    Saturday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.

  • The Hillbenders: WhoGrass

    Saturday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.

  • Instrument Exploration: The Human Voice

    Thursday, April 16, 7:00 p.m.

  • Peter Sprague & Sinne Eeg

    Saturday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.

  • Songbirds (Sanders, Rothfield, Norton)

    Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.


Day Hours
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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