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The International Bluegrass Music Museum Receives 2006 Dorothy Mullen Arts and Humanities Award

By Mandolin Cafe
November 24, 2006 - 9:25 pm

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International Bluegrass Museum

International Bluegrass Museum

Owensboro, Ky. — The International Bluegrass Music Museum and Daviess County Parks & Recreation have been awarded the 2006 Dorothy Mullen Arts and Humanities Award for their June, 2006 event, ROMP (River Of Music Party).

The Dorothy Mullins Arts and Humanities Award Program exists to honor the most innovative and effective arts and humanities programs across the nation and was presented to Bluegrass Museum Curator Elizabeth Furman-Bragg and Daviess County Parks and Recreation Executive Director, Ross Leigh at the Slone Convention Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

As ROMP advances to the next level, the Kentucky Recreation and Parks Society will present ROMP to the National Parks Association for a National Award in October of 2007 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

"The ROMP staff, volunteers and artists did a wonderful job and they should be proud to receive an award of such merit!" said IBMM Assistant Director, Mike Lawing.

ROMP 2007 is scheduled for June 21-23 at Yellow Creek Park, the Bluegrass Museum and Riverpark Center. The annual celebration of all things bluegrass will feature performances by National and International artists to be announced later this month.

The International Bluegrass Music Museum is the only museum of its kind in the world and is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of bluegrass music for fans around the world. In September, 2006 they were hosts of an historic Bill Monroe Mandolin Camp which will be repeated at a date to be determined in 2007.

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