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Traveling Exhibits


"I connected with the life story of Ella Fitzgerald.  She overcame so much in her life and continued to persevere."  Elizabeth, 8th grader (Oaks Academy Middle School)


Bring a portable music exhibit into your classroom, library, office or community center with the Great American Songbook Foundation’s traveling exhibits.


What exhibits are offered?



Of Thee I Sing: Politics on Stage

An exhibit exploring the intersection of entertainment, politics and patriotism from George and Ira Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical!



The Andrews Sisters: Queens of the Jukebox

The Andrews Sisters. The name conjures indelible images: soldiers listening to a jukebox in the canteen; packed theaters with rabid fans jitterbugging in the aisles; and a brass-voiced trio of lanky women in chiffon dresses and bouffant hairdos.



The Unsinkable Meredith Willson 

An exhibit devoted to the entertainment career of Meredith Willson (creator of The Music Man) from his humble beginnings in Mason City, Iowa to the lights of Broadway. This exhibit features materials from the Meredith Willson collection housed in the Songbook Foundation’s Library & Archives.



Ella Sings the Songbook

Discover how Ella’s eight Verve Record series rejuvenated the music of beloved composers from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood: Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer.



A Fine Romance

Using images from Broadway musicals, classic films, and personal collections, A Fine Romance tells the story of Jewish artists who created songs of wit, sophistication and optimism through America's ups and downs during the 20th century.


How much does it cost to borrow an exhibit?


There is no cost to reserve a traveling exhibit. *Excludes shipping fees


How big are the exhibits?



  • 4 exhibit bases with double-sided vinyl banners (8 educational panels in total)
    • Vinyl Print: 36"W x 69" to 92"H
  • 4 telescope poles
  • 4 carrying cases


It is quick, simple to use and holds two 36"x 69" to 92" banners per display


How long can I borrow an exhibit?


We will work with you to create a personalized duration of time per request. Please fill out the Contact Us form below.


Where have these exhibits been?


Most recently, our traveling exhibits have taken trips to West Point, Music Man on the Square, and the Jazz Education Network conference.


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