The Texas Music Museum
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Many Texas music fans who have wished that Texas had its own music museum—as a number of other states do—might be surprised to learn that a museum devoted exclusively to Texas musicians, singers, songwriters, composers, and instrument builders already exists in Austin, just a few blocks east of the state Capitol building. In fact, the Texas Music Museum, a nonprofit organization founded in 1984 by University of Texas professor Clayton Shorkey and a band of devoted volunteers, will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. The Texas Music Museum is housed on the first floor of the Marvin C. Griffin Building at 1109 E. 11th Street in Austin, where it continues to present exhibits on various aspects of Texas music history.