Judds museum opens, temporarily
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
– Wynonna and Naomi Judd will transform a vacant building in downtown Franklin, Tenn. into a very-short museum later this week, highlighting the 25th Anniversary of their career in music.
Opening Thursday, June 11-Sunday, June 14, the museum hours will coincide with the CMA Music Fest. The museum will be open from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. on June 11 - 13 and noon - 4 p.m. on June 14. The Judds will make a special appearance together to sign autographs from 1 - 3 p.m. on June 13. Wristbands will be issued June 11-12 to secure a position in the autograph line Saturday afternoon.
The museum exhibits will include never-before-seen photographs, costumes, tour memorabilia and a fan photograph tribute.
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