Join us for the opening program of the New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music exhibit.
The New Harmonies exhibition, provided by the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street Program and the Illinois Humanities Council, examines the on-going cultural process that has made America the birthplace of more music than any place on earth.
The exhibition provides a fascinating, inspiring, and toe-tapping listen to the American story of multi-cultural exchange and offers communities an opportunity to celebrate their music traditions as they come to understand the origins of various roots music genres including; blues, country and western, gospel, jazz and folk.
The Opening Ceremony will feature Chris Vallillo, folk musician and Illinois State Scholar for this project.
New Harmonies will be on display in Danville between April 10 – May 23, 2010.
The Opening Ceremony will be for members of the Vermilion County Museum, but is open to the public. $25 Dinner tickets for the general public will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact the Vermilion County Museum at 217.442.2922.