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Texas Music Museum

  • 1009 East 11th Street
  • Tel: (512) 472-8891

The Texas Music Museum collects and preserves artifacts, documents and reference material surrounding the diverse traditions of Texas music, and utilizes these collections in the presentation of exhibits, educational programs, and performances. Since 2003 TMM has presented exhibits and music programs in two gallery areas of the Marvin C. Griffin Building at 1009 E. Eleventh Street. This arrangement has allowed TMM to develop a more visible presence in Austin. A large sign identifies the Texas Music Museum and colorful banners advertise the current exhibits. TMM has also taken the lead in organizing a cooperative marketing strategy for the museums and music sites of East Austin, “Come Over to the East Side.” TMM, the French Legation, the Carver Museum, the State Cemetery and Museum, and the historic Victory Grill all provide brochures with information on the other sites, encouraging tourists and residents to enjoy the cultural and historical attractions on Austin’s East Side. Recently, Texas Music Museum has played an important role in honoring the first 10 inductees to the Austin Music Memorial at the Long Center. Texas Music Museum provided photos and biographical material for all ten inductees and provided rare LPs, cassettes, CDs and VCRs for selection of samples of music the inductees played at the induction ceremony. Finally, Texas Music Museum provided displays for each of the 10 inductees for the induction event with photos, biographies, copies of recordings and other memorabilia. Texas Music Museum continues to work to broaden its collection of oral histories, photos and other artifacts and share its resources with numerous groups in Austin and throughout Texas. The collection and programs of the Texas Music Museum encourage active participation by youth and adults in the continuing legacy of creating and preserving Texas music.