Templeton Ragtime Music Museum

The museum showcases a collection of musical instruments, recordings and sheet music amassed over four decades and donated to MSU in 1987 by Starkville businessman Charles H. Templeton, Sr.

The mission of the museum is to tell a story about the “business of music,” the moods music generates and the influence of music on today’s society. It allows you to explore the changes that swept the music industry and American culture during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Step back into a fascinating era of changing fashion, culture and music.