SONG OF HOPE MUSEUM honors Branson music history

SONG OF HOPE MUSEUM honors Branson music history

Mel’s Grandson Marshall Howden has officially launched the Song of Hope Museum in Branson, Mo. The museum honors the legacy of the music artists of Branson, past and present who helped place Branson on the map as the Live Music Capital of the World for many years. Naturally, Marshall donated many of his personal artifacts from his grandfather and other entertainers he met growing up alongside Mel on stage.

The Branson Boom exhibition also showcases some rather large artifacts such as the famous Jim Stafford guitar neon sign that shone on the Hwy 76 strip for many years as well.  Also, in the collection is a replica of the Mel Tillis Theater located at 2527 State Hwy 248.  The mega theater was indeed one of Branson’s finest venues.

A Tillis family spokesman has shared Marshall’s future as the archivist of Mel’s legacy is bright.  He continues to find ways to remember his grandfather in unique and wonderful ways. 

May 12th, 2023 BACK