Ralph Stanley Museum & Traditional Mountain Music Center
In October of 2004, a unique museum experience became available to music lovers: The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center.
Combining the career of Dr. Ralph Stanley with the history of traditional mountain music, this interactive musical journey allows you to see and hear this particular style of American music in its original setting - the mountains of southwest Virginia.
Even if you've already been touched by his music, you haven't fully experienced it until you've journeyed into the heart of Appalachia.
The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center is located in a century-old four-story home currently under design renovation in Clintwood, Virginia.
Our mission is to honor the talent and legacy of Dr. Ralph Stanley and to preserve and promote traditional mountain music through exhibits, services, and resource information to people in southwest Virginia, the nation, and the world.
Your donations help:
Donations will be used to fund the Museum's Operating and Program accounts, helping to support daily activities while ensuring that we provide high-quality, relevant programs to the community.
There are many ways you can get involved.
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