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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 11:07am

Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Closing

Updated: 3 years ago.
Guitar collection on display at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon (photo Josephine Bennett)

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon is closing. The state’s collection of music memorabilia is now heading into storage at the University of Georgia.

After months of wrangling the museum will close its doors on June 12th. The board rejected bids from four cities to house the facility and a last minute 800-thousand dollar proposal from a Macon group.

Mike Ford is with Newtown Macon. He says they agreed to fund the museum with the authority board still in control.

“It’s hard to understand how the authority can feel like it’s representing its music heritage in the state by closing the museum.”

Ford says his group will now focus their efforts on the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame has been in Macon for 15 years.

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