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Louis Armstrong House Museum

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After providing services and programs for 25 years, the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, N.Y., will hold its first annual gala on December 6. Proceeds will fund continuing operation of Satchmo’s Queens home

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is uniquely committed to preserving and promoting the rich cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong. The museum is funded primarily by grants and gifts and needs your support.

 

Yet in 1943, Louis Armstorng   and his wife, Lucille, settled in a modest house in Corona, Queens, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. No one has lived in the house since the Armstrongs, and the house and its furnishings remain very much as they were during Louis and Lucille’s lifetime. Today, the Louis Armstrong House Museum is open to the public, offering guided tours of Louis’s longtime home. On the tour, audio clips from Louis’s homemade recordings are played, and visitors hear Louis practicing his trumpet, enjoying a meal, or talking with his friends. Visitors also get to enjoy an exhibit on Louis’s life and legacy, and the Armstrongs’ beautiful Japanese-inspired garden.

 

http://www.louisarmstronghouse.org/

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