your favorite Meredith Willson songs. See artifacts and
memorabilia from his illustrious career. Learn the importance
of music in the lives of ordinary Americans. It's all in
the Meredith Willson Museum now open at "The Music Man Square."
The importance of music in Willson's life, and all of American
culture, is highlighted in exhibits ranging from Civil War
bands to Victorian parlor music to swing bands. Among the
other exhibits is a replica of the studio in his California
home, featuring the actual piano on which he composed many
of his hits.
The museum is open
from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday thru Sunday except for New Year's
Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.