Don Murphy

Don Murphy joined the NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music volunteer team as a retiree in 2003 and soon became one of the museum’s most requested docents. Don pioneered the community outreach programs with a series of speaker presentations, which encouraged a host of visitors, several of which became members of the museum. Don also worked to ensure that his tours were tied in to the history of the music products industry and as factual as possible. Above all, Don was beloved by children and seniors alike for his passion and joy for the stories behind the instrument displays.  

Interview Date:
March 2, 2007
Date of Birth:
July 10, 1926
Deceased Date:
September 6, 2008
Job Title:
The NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music

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