Marking its twelfth anniversary, the Bob Moog Foundation has announced it will be moving its headquarters to a new space in the heart of downtown Asheville. They tell us that the new location at 56 Broadway Street will be home to the Foundation's operations, and the future home of its long-awaited Moogseum.
The Foundation's offices will relocate to the new space in October, with monthly events and a pop-up Moogseum store planned for shortly thereafter. The Moogseum is expected to open in early 2019.
Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Foundation, told us, "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our mission through this new public space. The new location will be an ideal venue for inspiring people through our extensive archives and our varied educational initiatives. Both our offices and the Moogseum will benefit greatly from being part of the vibrant downtown Asheville community, and the millions of visitors that it hosts each year. We look forward to enriching Asheville's cultural offerings by sharing the legacy of Bob Moog with tens of thousands of visitors every year. The Moogseum will represent a convergence of the Foundation's many ongoing projects, as well as opening the door to a wide range of new possibilities, we are truly excited for the opportunity to share the Foundation's efforts with a wider audience."
Since its inception 12 years ago, the Bob Moog Foundation has been a force for science education, historical preservation, and creativity. It has inspired over 10,000 elementary school students with the science of sound through its experiential 10-week curriculum, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, as well as preserving thousands of documents, photos, memorabilia, and a vault of vintage instruments. The Foundation has assisted with numerous historical books, including integral contributions to two upcoming biographies about Bob Moog, and played a formative role in creating the upcoming documentary, Electronic Voyager.
The 56 Broadway location currently houses the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, which is moving to a new location at 120 College Street.