TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – The history of Alabama’s music can be found at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia.
Manager Dixie Connell believes the museum was able to reopen with the help of the locals in the Shoals and international visitors.
The state funded museum opened in 1990. According to Connell, the museum closed because the state could not provide any more funds due to financial hardships.
The museum’s doors remained closed for a year and a half. It reopened this October with the help of the public.
“After the movie, ‘Muscle Shoals’, premiered there was a ‘rebirth’ to Alabama’s music. People began to say they wanted the museum to stay here and they wanted to support it,” says Connell.
The movie allowed the state to fund the museum again and also motivated residents in the Shoals to start helping out.
“We have volunteers that want to help us with writings and different problems and sponsorships. You know getting museum to the right direction,” says Connell.
The goal of the museum is to keep Alabama’s music remembered by keeping the museum open with the help of volunteers.