W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library is a museum dedicated to the “The Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy. Born in Florence in 1873, William Christopher Handy gained fame for his jazz compositions such as "St. Louis Blues,” "Memphis Blues," and "Beale St. Blues," and the museum features a wealth of his personal memorabilia, papers, and artifacts for visitors to enjoy.
Exhibits include the piano on which he composed "St. Louis Blues," original sheets of handwritten music, and one of his trumpets. Explore the museum at your own pace or take a guided tour led by jazz aficionados and music lovers. The W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
620 West College St, Florence, Alabama, 256-760-6434
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