In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – John Dowell, Museum Supervisor of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, tells the history of the storied venue from its founding in the nineteenth century as a tabernacle to its present use as a concert venue featuring the live stage performance of the Grand Ole Opry radio show. He also shares some stories of famous performers who have played the Ryman, and discusses the acoustic properties of the space.