$20,000 grant to create exhibit exploring history of music in Eau Claire

Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

Eau Claire (WQOW) – Eau Claire’s creative community is one of the city’s biggest draws. Now, a local museum will explore the area’s musical history.

The Chippewa Valley Museum recently received a $20,000 grant to start work on a new project – the ‘Sounds Like Home’ exhibit.

The exhibit will explore the diversity of different music within Eau Claire such as traditional Hmong music and old lumberjack music.

“It really is to help the community understand the dimensions we have as a community based on our music history,” said Carrie Ronander, director of the Chippewa Valley Museum. “There’s a sense that we have a music city, so to help explore that a little more.”

Ronander said they will create the exhibit by working with various musicians in the community.

She said they hope to use the grant to develop a new theater show for the exhibit and eventually a music tour within the city.

The Sounds Like Home exhibit will launch in the Spring of 2020.

Carly Swisher

Carly Swisher

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
37°
Menomonie
33°
Chetek
36°
Durand
37°
Ladysmith
35°
Neillsville
36°
Rice Lake
New Richmond
Black River Falls
40°
Medford
32°
River Falls
36°
Duluth
33°
Green Bay
37°
La Crosse
39°
Madison
39°
Milwaukee
41°
Twin Cities
36°
Connect with WQOW
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content