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Music Hall of Honor and Museum

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Many have contributed to preserving the music and legacy of Mr. Hay and they deserve to be part of the Hall of Honor.  A museum has been established in honor of Mr. Hay for all to enjoy and get educated of the origination of the inspiration and reality of the Grand Ole Opry and the life of Mr. Hay.

We have partnered with the Harlin Museum of West Plains, Mo to establish our museum.
The proposed name will be Museum For
the Preservation of the George Hay Ozark Heritage Legacy. You can see the legacy and life's work of Mr. Hay at our museum. The museum is located on Worchester Avenue at West Plains, Missouri.

In order to preserve the importance of heritage of this megnitude it is important to have the artifacts for people to see to really understand what this part of our Ozark heritage means to all who love the music and Mr. Hay. This will be the purpose of the museum to allow all to see first hand.

Harllin Museum of West Plains, Mo Click on picture
Will house our George D. Hay Society Museum

Meeting at Harlin Museum
Kathy Wofford, President of Harlin Museum

George D. Hay Society members
Take tour of museum

Refteshments after meeting

Steamboat Whistle
What Mr. Hay blew before the Opry show bagan

Col. Eric Lewis's music legacy
Donated his music memorbilia

Col Larry Fuller
GDH Hall of Fame member

Eric Lewis, president of the society and a native of West Plains, Howell County and the Ozarks has had a long music career of 50 years, he has many items of memorabilia he has donated to the GDH Museum and they are on display there at the Harlin Museum


Items as the above will be solicited to put on display in the museum.

Eddie Stubbs/WSM/Grand Ole Opry
Eddie is a supporter of our Society; Click on picture

Music Hall of Honor inductees 2009

Dolly Parton
Honor Hall Inductee 2009

Jim & Jesse McReynolds
Honor Hall Inductee 2009


Redd Stewart
Honor Hall Inductee 2009


Don Warden-former steel player for Porter Wagoner
Dolly Parton's road and business manager

Col Eric Lewis and Trailblazers perform in 2009
Southern Missour & Northern Arkansas

Live television show

Lewis and Clark Bluegrass Expedition
Opening act for the induction ceremony 2009


Dolly Parton, Jim & Jesse McReynolds, Redd Stewart and Don Warden  will be the inductees into our hall of honor.  Our Ozarks Cabin Award will be given to Eric Lewis Pres of West Plains, Mo, George Jones Secretary of Horseshoe Bend, Ark, Al Barry, Board member of Viola, Arkansas, Noel & Pansy Arnold of Evening Shade, Arkansas ; Dean Vonallmen (West Plains Mo. David Lynn Jones of Cave City, Ark. Marland Pettit of Ash Flatt, Ark.The award is given to local musician/singers to commerate the musicians who played at the cabin hoedown that Mr. Hay attended in 1919 at Mammoth Spring, Ark where he got his inspiration for the Grand Ole Opry.                                       





For more information call Eric Lewis: (417) 293-3367

 This site was built and is maintained by Eric Lewis
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