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

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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

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