Bluegrass Museum Gets Kentucky Governor’s Award

Image635091317930067160The Kentucky Arts Council recognized the International Bluegrass Music Museum along with 8 other Kentucky organizations and individuals for outstanding contributions and achievements with the Kentucky Governor’s Awards in the Arts.

In announcing the 2013 recipients of the award, the Kentucky Arts Council said:

“In 1985, the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, began to develop — and has since maintained — an environment in which people of all ages can discover the richness of bluegrass music. The museum is the world’s only facility dedicated to the history and preservation of bluegrass music, an important chapter in Kentucky’s musical songbook. Through its exhibits and displays, special events including a video oral history project and the overwhelmingly popular ROMP Festival that attracts thousands of visitors from across the globe, the museum ensures the living legacy of bluegrass music continues.”

The International Bluegrass Music Museum was presented with the Community Arts Award.

Nominations for the (Kentucky) Governor’s Awards in the Arts are accepted annually from the public.  The Kentucky Arts Council coordinates the nomination and selection process for recommendation to the governor.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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