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Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture

Deep Ellum Blues History Lab 2019-2020

Time Frames
During School Day
Field Trip
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th


This hands-on music program is sure to be a hit with your students! Students will learn about the history of the blues in Dallas and how it grew from the history of slavery and reconstruction in the American South. They will participate in creating their own one-of-a-kind blues song with auto harps, sleigh bells. Lummi sticks, sand blocks, and other musical instruments while learning about the 3-chord song structure and AAB lyric style. Students will learn how the blues influenced modern music with a special video by Grammy Award-winning blues musician, Zac Harmon.

Students Will

  • create their own blues song
  • use musical instruments
  • learn about chords and song structure
  • explore the history of blues music in Dallas


Dates: August 2019 to July 2020
Times: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Duration: Program lasts approximately 1 hour, followed by a self-guided gallery visit.
School Fee: Price Per Student: $7.00
Minimum Attendance: 20
Maximum Attendance: 100
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs:
Other Information: ADULT ADMISSION: We allot one free adult for every ten students, any after that are the regular admission price of $10.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Call the Old Red Group Sales team at 214-757-1925. Email [email protected]
Deadline: Please book at least five days prior to voucher expiration date.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 weeks (10 business days) in advance. If you choose not to come on your scheduled day and have not rescheduled, your school or ISD will be responsible for 100% of the amount due for your trip. If your school or ISD is closed on the day of your trip due to inclement weather or other emergencies, we will make every effort to reschedule. If no make-up day is available, you will be refunded the cost of your program. Please understand that when you schedule a school program, the museum schedules staff and volunteers to make the program possible.
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