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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Museums

Mission: The Houston Blues Museum's mission is to build a permanent home for the artifacts that tell the story of the blues musicians and blues music of Houston and the Gulf Coast.

Results: The Board of the Houston Blues Museum was accepted into the Pre-Incubator program at Houston Arts Alliance and is now steadily growning in to a world class museum.

Programs: Duke/Peacock Revue is a musical retrospective of the hits from1949 to 1973 including Big Mama Thornton's 'Hound Dog'. The musical revue is played in four parts to represent the four distict sounds Don Robey developed over the life of the record label.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It's about time Houston had a Blues Museum to call its own! Being a working blues musician as well as a librarian, it is extremely satisfying for me to watch the efforts and the passion of the Houston Blues Museum board as they tirelessly promote this concept to the city at large. I'm excited to be a supporter and look forward to the imminent day that we break ground on this worthwhile and much-needed institution.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am very impressed with the way the Houston Blues Museum has handled the purchase, curating and exhibit of my artwork. The "Blues In All Its Colors" show at Houston Heritage Society, June-August 2012 was very well handled. The partnering of the two organizations produced an outstanding exhibit worthy of a museum in a major city anywhere. I look forward to next steps in the evolution of the HBM.