Bill Monroe's Kentucky Home To Be Tourist Attraction
August 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM (PT)
Bluegrass pioneer BILL MONROE’s KENTUCKY cabin will be re-built as an attraction for fans of the deceased OPRY member.
The 24x20 foot, two-room log cabin is the subject of MONROE’s song, “Uncle Pen”. It sits on nearly three acres of land and will include photos of the artist, as well as MONROE’s fiddles and other artifacts. While the original logs had rotted, a few pieces of salvageable wood will be used in various places throughout the home. The attraction will be located in ROSINE, a small town in WESTERN KENTUCKY.
"I've been there and you can envision why BILL MONROE thought it was so special. I was blown away by how beautiful it is. People will come from far away, to quote the song, to see it. It is truly a magical place," said GABRIELLE GRAY, INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC MUSEUM Exec. Dir. in OWENSBORO, KY.
The attraction is expected to open for tours within the FALL of 2012.
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