Current Exhibit


While long remembered as the creator of the hugely successful Broadway musical, The Music Man, Meredith Willson was also a successful musician, conductor, composer, and beloved radio host prior to his Broadway career. Our current exhibit, The Unsinkable Meredith Willson, showcases his long career in entertainment that began in Mason City, Iowa using materials from the Meredith Willson collection housed in the Songbook Foundation’s archives.


Explore The Unsinkable Meredith Willson by visiting the Great American Songbook Exhibit Gallery located on the Gallery level of the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts.  See the side of your screen for directions, hours and contact info.


Stay tuned: Virtual tour coming soon!



Not local? No problem:

Visit our Meredith Willson Digital Collection online to explore more about America’s real-life “Music Man”.