Dramatic Motown Museum expansion on track

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    (July 28, 2017) For any soul music fan, Detroit’s Motown Museum is hallowed ground. The small house on Grand Boulevard is also a must see for visitors to the city, with musical history virtually dripping from the walls. For years, there has been discussion for expansion of the museum into a world class 21st century attraction, and now that dream is closer than ever to reality.

    The Motown Museum is in the middle of a $50 million fundraising campaign, and has already received multi-million dollar commitments from such organizations as Ford Motor Company and the UAW. And yesterday, the ambitious project received the approval of the Detroit Historic District Commission for the restoration of three homes adjacent to the legendary Hitsville USA site. That clears the way for the ambitious project going forward.

    (July 28, 2017) For any soul music fan, Detroit’s Motown Museum is hallowed ground. The small house on Grand Boulevard is also a must see for visitors to the city, with musical history virtually dripping from the walls. For years, there has been discussion for expansion of the museum into a world class 21st century attraction, and now that dream is closer than ever to reality.

    The Motown Museum is in the middle of a $50 million fundraising campaign, and has already received multi-million dollar commitments from such organizations as Ford Motor Company and the UAW. And yesterday, the ambitious project received the approval of the Detroit Historic District Commission for the restoration of three homes adjacent to the legendary Hitsville USA site. That clears the way for the ambitious project going forward.

    The 50,000 square foot expanded museum is to include interactive exhibits, retail and meeting areas, recording studios and much more. As Robin Terry, the Chairwoman and CEO of the Motown Museum said, “Our goal is to bring and expanded Motown Museum to the world, to inspire dreams and serve as an educational resource for global and local communities, while creating an international mecca of music and entertainment history.”

    If fundraising continues to progress well, the goal is for the new Motown Museum to open in late 2019. We simply can’t wait.

     
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