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Earl Scruggs Center, Shelby

4.8
#114 of 183 in Museums in North Carolina
Specialty Museum Museum
The Earl Scruggs Center combines the life story of legendary five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, with the unique and engaging story of the history and cultural traditions of the region in which Mr. Scruggs was born and raised. It was in the nearby Flint Hill community that Earl learned to play the banjo and adapted the three finger playing style to what has become known around the world a "Scruggs Style".

Engaging exhibits, special event space, state of the art technology and rich programming provide a memorable experience for visitors.
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  • Very informative of how music came to be in the South. The highlights of one of Shelby's own, Earl Scruggs, is by far the best, whether you're a banjo picker or not.  more »
  • This is a extremely interesting place to visit. Let me share upfront I am not a real fan of bluegress music. This Center is to celebrate and honor a real master in music who changed a sound, found a p...  more »
  • This has a lot of the history of Earl Scruggs and his life and career. The sights and sounds of this center are presented with hands on items and interesting films and displays. You won't want to miss...  more »
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  • Great venue for events and to learn about local history. The museum is a gem for Cleveland County!
  • Nice piece of local History
  • Good meeting place
  • If you like Bluegrass music and history -- this is the place.

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