Combines the life story of the legendary, five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native Earl Scruggs with the unique and engaging story of the history and cultural traditions of the region in which Scruggs was born and raised. It was in the nearby Flint Hill community where Mr. Scruggs learned to play banjo and began the three-finger playing style that has come to be known around the world as “Scruggs Style.”
The Center explores Scruggs’ innovative career and the community that gave it shape while celebrating how he crossed musical boundaries and defined the voice of the banjo to the world. Scruggs embraced tradition while also adapting to the changing times and looking toward the future themes which resonate throughout the Center. State-of-the-art, interactive exhibits, special event space and programming provide a uniquely rich experience for visitors.