Retired history professor, guitar dealer, and singer-songwriter Jay Pilzer has collected his thoughts on the intersection of American music, culture, commerce and politics in his book A Six String History of America. Hear about how guitars affected – or were affected by – key moments in the country’s past such as railroad expansion, the Spanish-American War, the Civil Rights movement, and the Tulip Mania of 1636. Pilzer’s talk will focus on country music connections and give context for many of the guitars in the museum galleries.
Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating. Program pass required.