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NC Museum of History marks upcoming bluegrass convention

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

The N.C. Museum of History is helping to build excitement for the upcoming World of Bluegrass convention later this month.

The museum is featuring an exhibit case in the lobby, an outdoor celebration with live bluegrass, seven programs and an open jam session. The series of events continues through Oct. 27.

Carolina Bluegrass will show that bluegrass music has its roots in the Carolinas as much as anywhere else. "Turn the Radio On" highlights the early years of bluegrass in North Carolina during the golden age of radio in the 1930s and 1940s.

In addition, people viewing the exhibit can learn about Tar Heel musicians and see instruments such as George Shuffler's 1941 Gibson J-45 guitar and Jim Shumate's fiddle.

The 5-day convention is scheduled to begin on Sept. 24.

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