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Sounds of the Revolution: The Gourd Banjo Project

  • Museum of the American Revolution 101 South 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

The gourd banjo is a unique object whose history ranges from the early 17th-century to the 21st-century and is embedded in the stories of race, labor, class and gender in America. This special hands-on event will feature gourd banjo replicas to touch and strum, examples of the raw materials that gourd banjos are assembled from, and live demonstration of the processes used to make parts of the gourd banjo.