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The Heritage Museum is usually a sedate place, but Saturday, there will be plenty of toe-tapping, hand-clapping, singing and guitar picking going on.
Big Spring natives Philip Ferguson and June Stocks and their band, Texas True, will perform a wide array of bluegrass-themed music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 510 Scurry.
Admission is free to the event, Museum Director Nancy Raney said. A CD of the band's music will be on sale, with half of the proceeds going to the museum.
Texas True is an all-acoustic group which plays country, bluegrass, gospel and original songs, Raney said.
â€śOne of the museum's friends is friends with Ferguson, and she thought it would be neat if we had them here, with them being Big Spring natives and all,â€ť Raney said. â€śWe thought it was a great idea, so we got on board with this.â€ť
Saturday's performance is the latest example of an attempt by museum officials to offer area residents a different schedule of events.
â€śThis year, we decided to focus less on exhibits and more on local talent,â€ť Raney said. â€śWe wanted to bring different things to the community that haven't been done here before â€” and the reaction has been great. We've had a huge response from the community to events like our recent Orphan Train presentation. People have been really excited about it.
â€śIt's a different avenue for us to take, but it's been a good avenue,â€ť she added.
While the museum isn't concentrating solely on exhibits, it's not abandoning them, either. On Friday, the museum will host a wine-and-cheese reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Colorado City artist Leada Wood, whose work is on exhibit at Heritage through April 27.
Admission is free to the reception, Raney said.