Changing Exhibits

Luthier's Craft

This exhibit explores and documents the traditional arts of fiddle, guitar and banjo making in Southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It offers visitors a hands-on, interactive exploration of the rich history of this traditional craft. 

The exhibit includes two videos, a listening station and hands-on activities including playing a banjo and a cigar box guitar. Visitors will learn about the history of this unique craft. Artifacts on display include tools, amplifiers, and instruments including cigar box guitars and fiddles.

It was produced by the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History with financial support provided by The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Interlam, Hibco Plastics, and Dr. Mac and Becky Sumner.