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W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum and Library


category : Museums
William Christopher Handy gave the world "St. Louis Blues," "Memphis Blues" and "Beale St. Blues." Wealth of personal memorabilia, including trumpet, handwritten music and piano on which he composed "St. Louis Blues."


Admission: Admission charged
Hours: Open Tu-Sat. 10-4.
Address: 620 W. College St.

Phone: 256-760-6434

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W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum and Library

William Christopher Handy gave the world "St. Louis Blues," "Memphis Blues" and "Beale St. Blues." Wealth of personal memorabilia, including trumpet, handwritten music and piano on which he composed "St. Louis Blues."

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