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National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
1st Floor, Center Floor Plan
From acoustic guitar to keytar—this display looks at musicians representing diverse genres who have innovated, invented, and inspired as they contributed to America’s songbook. Guitars from Steve Cropper, Elizabeth Cotten, and Jesse Fuller demonstrate decades of ingenuity, while Herbie Hancock’s keytar reflects the continuous evolution in American music-making.