TIAA members braved the driving rainstorm, hopped on a bus and visited the Texas Musicians Museum in Irving on June 9. This museum is becoming known as the premier conservatory of Texas music history. We had a private, guided tour by a very knowledgeable volunteer who gave us the inside scoop on fascinating memorabilia from famous musicians in many genres such as country, blues, heavy metal, Tejano, Rock 'n Roll, etc. We saw thousands of pieces from the rich and diverse Texas music scene pertaining to Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, Bob Wills and the Light Crust Doughboys, Janis Joplin, Willie and Weylon and the boys, Selena, Jimmy Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top and even Elvis Presley (yep, Mississippi born but still had ties to Texas.) It seemed like we traveled back in time to a truly Americana setting -- and the feeling was even further enhanced with lunch on the town square at a local diner serving hamburgers, malts and ice cream.