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Louis Armstrong Book & House Opening

With Louis Armstrong: The Offstage Story of Satchmo (Collector’s Press) by Michael Cogswell, the sophisticated book of his personal life having already hit shelves this August, the Season of Satchmo continues with Louis Armstrong’s home opening as a historic museum to honor his life.

The Louis Armstrong House & Archives, the Corona, Queens, home where Armstrong and his wife Lucille lived from 1943 until his death in 1971 will open for house tours on Thursday, October 16. The house, already considered a national historic landmark by 1977, recently completed a $1.6 million renovation. On display at the museum is a striking collection of memorabilia, including Armstrong’s trumpets, his personal scrapbooks and rare photographs.

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