The Moogseum Featured in PBS Travel Show “Makers” Episode

The Moogseum, a project of The Bob Moog Foundation, is featured on the newly released “The Makers” episode of PBS’s travel show Samantha Brown’s Places to Love.

“The Makers” explores entities from across the United States that celebrate the importance of the highest craftsmanship in their respective disciplines. The Moogseum was chosen based on Bob’s Moog’s legacy of pioneering the creation of the modern-day synthesizer and in so doing, birthing an industry.

The Moogseum segment was filmed on location, and features Brown exploring the Moogseum with Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation and the Moogseum, and August Worley, Technical Advisor to the Bob Moog Foundation. Worley worked closely with Bob Moog on the design of the Minimoog Voyager, released in 2002.

“We are thrilled that Samantha Brown chose to highlight the Moogseum through the lens of high craft,” noted Michelle Moog-Koussa. “Bob Moog was a dedicated craftsman his entire career, beginning at just 19 years old. His work endures sixty years later because of the quality and attention to detail in everything he did. He proudly referred to himself as a toolmaker, working at the behest of musicians. His legacy of technical brilliance and creative warmth continues to inspire people around the world.”

PBS viewers can find local listings for “The Makers” episode airdates here. The episode can also be viewed on Brown’s website.

The Moogseum, which opened in May 2019, brings Bob Moog’s pioneering legacy to life through experiential historical exploration and multi-sensory educational exhibits including interactive timelines of Bob Moog’s legacy as well as the Timeline of Synthesis, exploring 34 innovations in synthesis over the past 100 years. It also features exhibits on Leon Theremin and the theremin, the fundamentals of synthesis, modular synthesis, and how electricity becomes sound. A re-creation of Bob’s workbench and his deep connection to the local area are also featured. The Moogseum has welcomed nearly 30,000 visitors from around the world since opening. See the Moogseum site for details.

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