As a 501(c)(3) non-profit our organization exists to educate the public, preserve the contributions, while recognizing all who give and are giving of their talents to the music whose roots originated in the southern United States.
History is not just about preserving objects, it's about collecting and telling stories. The Southern Museum of Music research team's approach is to gain authenticity and less about personal views as we deliver one of the most comprehensive overviews of southern music heritage in the world.
An essential element of the Museum's mission, includes acquiring, conserving, exhibiting, and interpreting artifacts associated with southern music that preserves our collective past - thousands of objects, images and manuscripts, irreplaceable reflections of the social history and material culture of the music industry.
Do you have a personal treasure, a family heirloom or a collection of objects, documents or recordings that you think should be part of the Collection? The Southern Museum of Music provides the perfect opportunity for memorabilia to be treasured by the many viewers who will pass through our doors as your legacy.
Southern Mobile Museum® (semi-trailer) History delivered! The Mobile Experience will tour the official 17 southern States, delivering history, music and art experiences. There is no better way to reach underserved audiences than to drive directly to them.
Our main objective is to engage visitors, young and old, in learning experiences to enhance their curiosity and interest with hands-on music and history interactions in our presentation rooms with professional musicians, artists, and educators. The SMOM Radio/Film/Production studio will give guest a live experience daily.
The Southern Museum of Music, strives to be among the nation’s dynamic music museums by exhibiting its permanent collection and special exhibitions on widely diverse subjects of the music industry in ways that combine the highest aesthetic standards with engaging and intellectually accessible presentations.
From "Pen-to-Stage" the museum will explore many aspects of the music industry recognizing the significant contributions of individuals who so often remain anonymous. Our mission is to also spotlight the pioneers that without fame or fortune contributed to southern music and its effects worldwide.
Our team features an elite group of world-renowned musicians, industry pioneers, and business leaders who generously donate their talent, expertise, and goodwill on behalf of the museum. They have helped develop or mission, concept, secure potential locations, and acquisition of memorabilia. We're grateful for their ongoing support..