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International Bluegrass Music Museum Website Gets a New Look

International Bluegrass Music MuseumThe International Bluegrass Music Museum has had a long time presence on the Internet going back to the mid '90s when Bob Cherry of Cybergrass created their first site in 1966. He also created the first IBMA website at about the same time. The museum continues to evolve on the Internet as they progressed through 17 years of a web presence. This is a long time in Internet terms. The new site is clean, easy to navigate, and reflects the excellence that the International Bluegrass Music Museum strives for.

The museum changed their domain name to Bluegrass-Museum.org and later dropping the hyphen to just BluegrassMuseum.org and the site acquired another new look. This transition took place when the museum took over managing their own site rather than Cybergrass providing the work. The mandolin theme began in May of 2007 and continued for many years as the Museum's home page. The domain entry however, became a portal of four pages to access. In March, the site focused on four individual aspects: The Museum, Radio Bluegrass International (RBI), River of Music Party (ROMP), and the Monroe Style Mandolin Camp. Later, the curtain background appeared and in 2011 web traffic took off doubling the previous year quite easily. Today, we have the latest rendition of International Bluegrass Music Museum's web site that is a pleasure to view.

The bluegrass museum is constantly growing, expanding and is currently looking for a bigger and better facility in Owensboro. The Capital Fundraising Campaign continues as the museum is seeking $10 million to enable it to move to a new location three times the size of their current facilities along the Ohio River in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Visitors to the new site can see the current lineup for the annual ROMP bluegrass music festival, find out about the museum's music lessons program, browse the gift shop, read about current exhibits, research the Hall of Fame, and more. The new look is professional and represents the values of the museum beautifully.. This transition took place when the museum took over managing their own site rather than Cybergrass providing the work. The

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