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LOUIS ARMSTRONG MUSEUM-ANNIVERSARY
Louis Armstrong house marks 10 years as NYC museum, unveils plaster life mask he made in 1950s
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 14, 2013 12:37 AM EDT
The modest, two-story brick house that jazz great Louis Armstrong called home for 28 years is celebrating its 10th year as a museum.
Curator David Reese says Armstrong was very aware of his fame and liked to document his career in unusual ways.
The house in the Corona section of Queens is virtually unchanged from when Armstrong and his wife lived there. Armstrong died in the master bedroom in 1971.
The museum holds the largest publicly held archival collection in the world devoted to a jazz musician.