Exhibits

Rotunda Gallery

As guests enter the museum, they are welcomed with our central instrument display in the rotunda. This area showcases the “crown jewels” of the Earl Scruggs Center: instruments belonging to…

In These Hills

  The journey begins here— in the rolling hills and rushing rivers of the North Carolina Piedmont. In These Hills features a state of the art interactive table called Common…

Out of Carolina

  Out of Carolina explores Earl’s time in the mills and his transition from the mills to the stage, his early years on the road through the moment he made…

The Turning Road

  The Turning Road explores continuity and change throughout the region. People had to adapt to the changing times from the destruction of the boll weevil to the decline of…

Special Exhibit – Carolina Calling: The Photography of Daniel Coston

9/21/19 - 12/31/19

Carolina Calling: The Photography of Daniel Coston celebrates the work of Charlotte-based music photographer Daniel Coston and the North Carolina musicians he has photographed over the past 25 years.  …

Special Exhibit – Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look At Southern Stereotypes In Cartoons

3/19/2019 - 8/22/2019

Exhibit dates: March 19, 2019 – August 22, 2019   Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons tackles assumptions – real and imagined – about the South as…

Special Exhibit – Home Plate Don’t Move: Baseball & Community

3/17/2018 - 2/8/2019

March 17, 2018 – February 8, 2019   “JUST TAKE THE BALL AND THROW IT WHERE YOU WANT TO.  THROW STRIKES. HOME PLATE DON’T MOVE.” – SATCHEL PAIGE   Spring…

Special Exhibit – David Holt: Photos, Music & Stories

7/8/17 - 1/13/18

Exhibit dates: July 8th, 2017 - January 13, 2018   David Holt is a musician, storyteller, artist, historian and radio and television host who has collected and performed the songs and…

Special Exhibit – Grand Ole Opry

1/28/17 - 5/20/17

Exhibit dates: January 28th, 2017 - May 20, 2017   The Earl Scruggs Center is excited to announce its next special exhibit, Grand Ole Opry, a traveling exhibit by ExhibitsUSA, a program…

Special Exhibit – Star Spangled Sounds: Stories of Music and the Military

6/4/16 - 1/7/17

Exhibit Dates: June 4, 2016 - January 7, 2017   With the support of our presenting sponsor, the City of Shelby and our Premium Sponsors Carter Chevrolet and HomeTrust Bank, the…