In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – John Dowell, Museum Supervisor of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, gives a history of the famed theater from its founding in the nineteenth century to the present day, including appearances by people like Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Rachmaninoff and Roy Rogers, as well as the country legends who appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, first broadcast from the Ryman in 1943.