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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.

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Mary95

Donor

Rating: 5

i have been a huge blues fan since childhood, having been born in the mississippi delta and growing up listening to the legendary musicians from that area.imagine how elated i was upon moving to houston to discover a vibrant blues community here with stellar musicians and devoted fans and supporters. when casting about for a charity this year to involve myself and my business in i discovered the houston blues museum and the Legends concert that was in its early planning stages in february. i immediately offered my services and came to know the board members, the planning commitee and the musicians that went on to make this one of the most rewarding experiences ever. i continue to be involved in charitable work mainly music related and blues themed in nature but hold the Legends concert and the blues museim up as the gold standard of all such endevors. i cannot wait to see the museim become a reality and put houston on the map in its rightful place as a standardbearer carrying the blues story to the world.

1 Courtney16

Donor

Rating: 5

Houston has a rich history of blues music, and it is important that we preserve this history with a Blues Museum. Houston Blues Museum board members have worked tirelessly to achieve this goal. The Houston Blues Museum events we have attended were interesting, educational and enlightening. OutboundMusic is proud to support the Houston Blues Museum. --Courtney Delaney, president OutboundMusic

Linda103

Donor

Rating: 4

The Houston Blues Museum is in the unique position to accommodate the needs of the Houston Blues community for a permanent display and home for artifacts from our numerous musicians, many of whom have gone before us, many who are aging and many more who are up and coming. Houston has a history rich with Blues musicians, nightclubs, recording studios, authors, photographers and industry insiders, who deserve recognition and a permanent home for their memorabilia where it can be preserved. As past president of the Houston Blues Society, I'm very aware of the interest in and need for this museum. People enjoy looking at old concert posters, stage costumes, lyric notebooks, photographs, instruments, etc., and the museum will ensure that these items are preserved and not lost to the landfill.