It is with profound gratitude that we announce the Motown Museum has been gifted a grant of $1 million from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. The Erb Family Foundation has been very generous to local nonprofits in efforts to promote “environmentally healthy and culturally vibrant communities in Metropolitan Detroit.”
Motown has been a longstanding pinnacle of Detroit culture, and we hope to continue to grow this legacy with our final Museum expansion. As those who’ve been following our story may know, this is no small order – the full expansion is going to cost a grand total of $65 million. We know it will be well worth the investment to continue the work that our founder, Esther Gordy Edwards, started in preserving Detroit’s iconic music history.
We hope to further Motown’s legacy not only by educating our community on Motown history, but by creating a space where history can be made today. The expanded Motown Museum will serve as a hub for local musicians, producers, and entrepreneurs. These programs and events are particularly focused on programs for young talent and youth interested in the music industry.
Other features of our newest expansion include interactive exhibits, an expanded retail experience, the Ford Motor Company Theatre and plenty more Hitsville memorabilia gifted by Motown records alumni.
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