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The Texas Musicians Museum

Employment History

  • Executive Director
    The Texas Musicians Museum

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    The Texas Musicians Museum
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The TMM's Director, Thomas ..., 18 Jan 2011 [cached]
The TMM's Director, Thomas Kreason is now available for speaking engagements for a small fee or for free if you qualify.
Tom Kreason, the Texas ..., 1 Jan 2009 [cached]
Tom Kreason, the Texas Musicians Museum's founder, admits the casket is macabre but says it is a "priceless" artifact of a historic moment in music. He approached some auction houses about selling the casket, but "they all seemed confused," so he decided to reach for a wider audience on eBay. The Texas Musicians Museum will receive an undisclosed share of the sale, he said.
How much could a used celebrity casket bring on the open market? A handful of memorabilia dealers shied away from guessing, largely because a used celebrity casket has never been offered for sale.
"Certainly there'll be some distaste, but I think this is a piece of history that is very special," Kreason said.
HILLSBORO , Objects tell stories for ..., 10 Jan 2008 [cached]
HILLSBORO , Objects tell stories for Thomas Kreason, executive director of the Texas Musicians Museum, and those that cram the museum's rooms and walls tell plenty.
Kreason's no stranger to objects and history.
It offered a space at a reasonable price, proximity to a development Willie Nelson is planning near his Abbott hometown, interstate accessibility to Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin, and support from city officials, Kreason summed up.
Kreason doesn't see the museum limited to its interior space.
As for more stories, Kreason says that not only does the museum have a lot in storage , exhibits will be rotated regularly to show new material , it's attracting new ones.
A photo of Texas country legend Ernest Tubb posing with his band and tour bus prompted a visiting bus driver who once drove Tubb to tell Kreason about the time that he sold Tubb's orange cowboy boots to another trucker over a CB radio, then split the money with the Texas Troubadour.
Kreason chuckles as he retells the story, yet another addition to the museum's memories."That's one of the things we hope to do here," he said.
Richardson's family exhumed the body in ..., 3 Feb 2009 [cached]
Richardson's family exhumed the body in 2007 to place it in a grave where a memorial would be allowed, said Tom Kreason, founder of the Texas Musician's Museum.
While they were at it, the family had an autopsy to confirm it was crash injuries that killed him. (As opposed to Holly's pistol, which was on the plane.)
Since then, his family lent Richardson's steel coffin to Kreason's museum, pending a potential auction. If you think that would be too macabre or too obscure to draw a crowd, you'd be wrong.
"We've been packed because of it," Kreason said.
Texas Musicians Museum founder ..., 6 Jan 2009 [cached]
Texas Musicians Museum founder Tom Kreason commented: "Certainly there'll be some distaste, but I think this is a piece of history that is very special.
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