The museum is located in the heart of Florence, Alabama. Her nickname ( "Alabama Renaissance City"). The W.C. Handy Cabin, Museum and Library is dedicated to one of Florence's most famous sons known as the "Father of the Blues", Handy was born in a log cabin at this site in 1873.
The cabin, museum and library contain a collection of Handy's personal papers, artifacts and other items he donated before his death in 1958.