Jones Museum opens
Friday, April 24, 2015
– The George Jones Museum, celebrating the life and work of one of the singer, opened with a gala event Thursday with more than 800 people attending.
aomi Judd, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood, Moe Bandy, Joe Stampley, T. Graham Brown, John Rich, T.G. Sheppard, Dierks Bentley and Lorrie Morgan were among those showing up. Jan Howard shared first-hand stories of the years she knew Jones.
The museum is the result of years' worth of effort by Jones's wife, Nancy, who announced the museum's creation last fall. The grand opening corresponds to the second anniversary of Jones's passing, April 26. The museum documents Jones's life and his position in country music.
"I was so touched to see how all of George's friends came out tonight," said Nancy Jones. "George always thought he didn't have any friends and he'd tell me to build a museum but no one would come. Well, here we are, and everybody came."
Spanning more than 44,000 square feet, the museum features displays of memorabilia and photos, video displays and interactive experiences. The museum also includes a 40-seat, rocking chair theatre that shows clips from Jones's television broadcasts, concert appearances and interviews
The museum opened to the public today. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-15. The George Jones Museum is located at 128 Second Ave. North, just one block off of Broadway.
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