The Smithsonian's New Harmonies made it's public debut Saturday at the Perry Arts Center.
It's part of a traveling music exhibit that highlights the early history of American music.
Central Georgians came out to learn more about some of their favorite music genres like blues, country, folk, gospel, Native American and sacred harp.
There was a ribbon-cutting, reception, and a private performance by Robert McDuffie and Elizabeth Pridgen of Macon to ring in the new exhibit.
"I went to the gospel and blues section first those are my favorite varieties of music but I was interested in the country and folk music as well," said Deitrah Taylor of Perry.
"I think it's beautiful. Mahalia Jackson was my admirers when I was a child. I learned to sing her song "Move on up a little higher" that was my daddy's favorite," said Essie Mae Brooks of Perry
Perry will offer free programs every day during six-week exhibit including concerts, performances, workshops and lectures to celebrate the Smithsonian exhibit on music.
The exhibit will end October 20th.