Country Music Hall Of Fame Collection Safe And Dry
May 5, 2010 at 11:39 AM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM in downtown NASHVILLE will be closed at least through TOMORROW (5/5) due to lack of electrical power caused by flooding. A statement on the HALL OF FAME website said: “We will remain closed until electricity is restored. At present, we don't know how long that will be, but all indications are that power will be restored by the end of the week. Emergency generators are powering climate control systems to keep the collection safe and to allow crews to work on cleanup.”
The Museum has sustained minor damage, but the exhibits and collections, located on the second, third and fourth floors of the building are safe and dry. At the height of flooding, there was five and a half feet of water in the mechanical room below ground level. Water also came into the FORD THEATER and though the extent of the damage is unknown, they are already in the process of remediation.
Click here to read the full statement on the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM website and to see pictures of the flooding.
UPDATED - 5p (CT): The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM has announced they will reopen this weekend (5/8-5/9).
Additionally, MUSEUM staff continue to work on updates to the permanent exhibition, "Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music." The revisions will be completed as scheduled on MAY 14th. The accompanying opening weekend programs set for MAY 14-15 will also take place as planned (NET NEWS 4/20).