Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum

Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum The Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum was founded by Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble in April 2002 for the curation of Chicago's rich Gospel Music history.
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The CGMHM was established to celebrate Chicago's rich legacy of Gospel Music and all traditional gospel artists, with the main thrust being those we refer to as "The Magnificent 8:"
Professor Thomas Dorsey
Sallie Martin
Professor Theodore Frye
Mahalia Jackson
Roberta Martin
James Cleveland
Milton Brunson
Roebuck "Pops" Staples

The Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum would like to wish our Founder & Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble, a...
03/08/2021

The Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum would like to wish our Founder & Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble, a very Happy, Blessed 84th Birthday! Thank you for your tireless efforts to preserve Chicago's rich gospel music legacy. May your day be filled with peace, love, warmth and of course, great Gospel music! We Love You!

Join us in wishing Rev. Dr. Keeble a Happy Birthday! If you'd like to be a blessing to Dr. Keeble and the Museum today: CashApp: $StanleyKeeble

The Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum would like to wish our Founder & Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble, a very Happy, Blessed 84th Birthday! Thank you for your tireless efforts to preserve Chicago's rich gospel music legacy. May your day be filled with peace, love, warmth and of course, great Gospel music! We Love You!

Join us in wishing Rev. Dr. Keeble a Happy Birthday! If you'd like to be a blessing to Dr. Keeble and the Museum today: CashApp: $StanleyKeeble

Today, we remember the great pianist, composer, singer and music publishing entrepreneur Roberta Evelyn Martin, who woul...
02/13/2021

Today, we remember the great pianist, composer, singer and music publishing entrepreneur Roberta Evelyn Martin, who would have turned 114 today. Born February 12, 1907, she is considered to be one of the Chicago Gospel music pioneers who helped lay the foundation for modern Gospel music with her extensive catalog of songs and recordings. The Roberta Martin Singers gave Gospel its ensemble sound with Roberta's innovative arrangements. One of Gospel music's most influential voices, Roberta Martin's memory lives on in her timeless recordings, like "God Specializes," "Try Jesus, He Satisfies" and "Only A Look," among many, many others.

Today, we remember the great pianist, composer, singer and music publishing entrepreneur Roberta Evelyn Martin, who would have turned 114 today. Born February 12, 1907, she is considered to be one of the Chicago Gospel music pioneers who helped lay the foundation for modern Gospel music with her extensive catalog of songs and recordings. The Roberta Martin Singers gave Gospel its ensemble sound with Roberta's innovative arrangements. One of Gospel music's most influential voices, Roberta Martin's memory lives on in her timeless recordings, like "God Specializes," "Try Jesus, He Satisfies" and "Only A Look," among many, many others.

Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble and the entire Board and Staff of the Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum honor the life and le...
03/12/2020

Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble and the entire Board and Staff of the Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum honor the life and legacy of our beloved sister, Billie Barrett GreenBey, who transitioned from labor to reward on February 28, 2020. Billie was a legend in Chicago gospel music as the soaring alto of the world-renowned Barrett Sisters, as well as an anointed soloist in her own right. She will forever remain in the hearts of every gospel music lover in Chicago and abroad! Prayers and condolences to her sister Rodessa Barrett Porter, as well as her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and fans around the globe.

Arrangements are as follows:
Thursday, March 12, 7PM | Musical Tribute Concert @ Lilydale Progressive M.B. Church, 10706 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Friday, March 13 | 11AM Visitation and 12PM Celebration Services @ Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 W. 95th St., Chicago, IL

The Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum would like to wish our Founder/Director, Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble, a very Happy,...
03/09/2020

The Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum would like to wish our Founder/Director, Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble, a very Happy, Blessed 83rd Birthday! Thank you for your tireless efforts to preserve Chicago's rich gospel music legacy. May your day be filled with peace, love, warmth and of course, great Gospel music! We Love You!

Join us in wishing Rev. Dr. Keeble a Happy Birthday! If you'd like to be a blessing to Dr. Keeble and the Museum today: CashApp: $StanleyKeeble

Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble and the entire Board and Staff of the Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum honor the life and le...
12/05/2019

Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble and the entire Board and Staff of the Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum honor the life and legacy of our Board Chairman, Rev. Dr. Clay Evans, who transitioned from labor to reward on November 27, 2019. Rev. Dr. Evans was an integral part of the Museum's governing body who wholeheartedly supported its founder Rev. Dr. Keeble in the quest to bring this museum into fruition. He was also a legend in Chicago gospel music, as well as an anointed pastor, preacher and prognosticator of the Gospel. He will forever live in our hearts and his spirit will forever reside in every fiber of the Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum! Prayers and condolences to his lifelong companion Mrs. Lutha Mae Evans, as well as his children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, the flock at Fellowship, and our Director Rev. Dr. Keeble, who is a beloved Son of Rev. Dr. Evans. May God comfort each of your hearts as He welcomes His beloved Son home!

Thank you to everyone who came out this past Saturday to our Open House and Birthday Celebration Musical in honor of Mah...
10/28/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out this past Saturday to our Open House and Birthday Celebration Musical in honor of Mahalia Jackson. It was great to see and meet so many of you who love and appreciate Chicago's rich contributions to the history and genre of Gospel Music! If you attended and took photos or video, please post them here on our page or tag us in your posts! We appreciate you!

Our open house is going on right now! Just a few of the Museum's photos and artifacts that are on display today. Come se...
10/26/2019

Our open house is going on right now! Just a few of the Museum's photos and artifacts that are on display today. Come see and touch history! You still have time to make it for our musical celebration in honor of Mahalia Jackson's birthday today. Musical starts at 6pm!

The Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum would like to wish our Founder/Director, Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble, a very Happy,...
03/08/2019

The Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum would like to wish our Founder/Director, Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble, a very Happy, Blessed 82nd Birthday! Thank you for your tireless efforts to preserve Chicago's rich gospel music legacy. May your day be filled with peace, love, warmth and of course, great Gospel music! We Love You!

Join us in wishing Rev. Dr. Keeble a Happy Birthday! If you'd like to be a blessing to Dr. Keeble and the Museum today: CashApp: $StanleyKeeble

Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble, the Board and Staff of the Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum would appreciate your help in t...
07/21/2018
Click here to support Preserve Chicago's Gospel Legacy organized by CGMHM Board and Staff

Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble, the Board and Staff of the Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum would appreciate your help in this effort!

Gospel Music is not just music that sounds good....it's music with a life-changing Message, a message that reaches beyond your ears, deep into your soul, encouraging you to hold on, keep going, and be thankful in the process. Gospel Music has touched the hearts of listeners for decades, and as it...

The Magnificent 8!Sallie Martin, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, James Cleveland, Professor Theodore Frye, Professor Thomas Dors...
10/07/2017

The Magnificent 8!
Sallie Martin, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, James Cleveland, Professor Theodore Frye, Professor Thomas Dorsey, Roberta Martin, Rev. Milton Brunson and Mahalia Jackson

Please join us as we celebrate the birthday of Gospel Legend, Mahalia Jackson!
10/07/2017

Please join us as we celebrate the birthday of Gospel Legend, Mahalia Jackson!

Happy Blessed 80th Birthday to the Founder & CEO of the Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum, Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble! M...
03/09/2017

Happy Blessed 80th Birthday to the Founder & CEO of the Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum, Rev. Dr. Stanley Keeble! May God continue to bless you with many more years!

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03/09/2017

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Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum's cover photo
12/11/2014

Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum's cover photo

Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum
12/11/2014

Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum

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