Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for 11 a.m. CT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Patsy Cline fans will have a special opportunity to meet Patsy’s daughter Julie Fudge at the ribbon cutting ceremony 11 a.m. Friday, April 7 for the Patsy Cline Museum, located on the second floor at 119 Third Avenue South.
The museum will open its doors to the general public following the ceremony allowing fans to see several items from Patsy’s professional and personal life that have never previously been on display.
“We are so excited,” said Julie Fudge. “This is a wonderful, new venture for us. I know the fans have been anxiously waiting for this day. I’m looking forward to continuing these efforts for mom.”
The Patsy Cline Museum houses the largest collection of Patsy Cline artifacts in the world featuring personal letters, photographs, costumes, clothing and household furnishings from her Nashville dream house that have been locked away for more than 50 years. Fans can pre-purchase grand opening tickets by clicking here.
“Patsy Cline forever changed country music, the role of female artists and continues to influence performers across all genres to this day,” said Founder Bill Miller. “She deserves her own museum as she continues to transcend generations of fans. We are honored to work with Patsy’s children to preserve her legacy.”
Last week, it was revealed Madame Tussauds Nashville is partnering with the museum by debuting their Patsy Cline figure at the Patsy Cline Museum in a featured exhibit through April 9 before finding its permanent home at the new Madame Tussauds at Opry Mills.
About Patsy Cline Museum
Located at 119 Third Avenue South, guests will travel back to her humble beginnings in Winchester, VA and see family photos, possessions and even the very booth she waitressed as a teenager at Gaunt's Drugstore. Never-before-seen costumes that exhibit her transition from western cowgirl to torch singing headliner will also be on display. Many of the costumes exhibited are creations designed and sewn by her mother, Hilda. Patrons also will have the unique opportunity to step inside Patsy's famed Rec Room, an exhibition containing original furnishings owned and used by Cline and her husband Charlie Dick. A bio film also documents Patsy's career and is hosted by noted actress Beverly D’Angelo, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Patsy Cline in the 1980 film “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” The museum is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Admission is $18.95.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Patsyclinemuseum.
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