Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Suffers Minor Damage

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Suffers Minor Damage

From the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum…

Thanks to all our friends and patrons who are calling and writing to ask how the Museum is doing in the wake of the weekend water catastrophe in Nashville. We appreciate your concern. The Museum has sustained minor damage, but the exhibits and collections��”located on the second, third and fourth floors of the building��”are safe and dry.

We are closed today, Tuesday, May 4, because electricity is off all over downtown Nashville, including Sobro, as crews work to repair flood-related damage. We will remain closed until electricity is restored. At present, we don’t know how long that will be, but all indications are that power will be restored by the end of the week. Emergency generators are powering climate control systems to keep the collection safe and to allow crews to work on cleanup.

At the height of the downtown flooding on Monday we had five and a half feet of water in our mechanical room, which is below ground level. Water also came into our Ford Theater, which is at street level on the corner of Fourth Avenue South and Demonbreun Street. There has been some damage to the Ford Theater. Though we don’t yet know the extent of that damage, we are already in the process of remediation.

As soon as we determine that we can safely reopen the museum to the public, we will post that news here. Again, thank you for your concern. We look forward to seeing you.