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National Music Museum, Vermillion

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The National Music Museum: America's Shrine to Music & Center for Study of the History of Musical Instruments (NMM) is a musical instrument museum in Vermillion, South Dakota, United States. It was founded in 1973 on the campus of the University of South Dakota. The NMM is recognized as "A Landmark of American Music" by the National Music Council.

The NMM's renowned collections, which include more than 15,000 American, European, and non-Western instruments from all cultures and historical periods, are among the world's most inclusive. They include many of the earliest, best preserved, and historically most important instruments known to survive. The quality and scope of the NMM has earned it international recognition.

The museum is closed to the public until late 2021, due to an extensive renovation and expansion project. The museum's current director is Matt Collinsworth.

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  • I live pretty far and was just passing thru. I went to this museums itnwas very good. I recommend this museum to anyone.  more »
  • I was just going through pictures I took during a visit in 2016. This is truly one of America's hidden jewels. We decided to visit after an article in the New York Times and I am so thankful we did...  more »
  • Closed for expansion but programs put on around town awesome! Way to keep the Music History going during building growth!
  • The NMM is now closed for upcoming architectural renovation and expansion! Reopening slated for 2021.

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