Klipsch Announces Transfer of Museum, Annual Pilgrimage Kick-Off

Klipsch today announced that the museum and archives of company founder and audio pioneer Paul W. Klipsch will be transferred to the recently formed Klipsch Heritage Museum Association (KHMA) in a ceremony on Thursday (April 27) in Hope, Arkansas.

KHMA will continue to preserve the vast archives and legacy of Paul W. Klipsch, as well as expand the museum’s reach and impact by implementing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs on local, state, and national levels.

The ceremony will also kick off the upcoming annual Klipsch Pilgrimage, a gathering for Klipsch audio enthusiasts from all over the country.

Guest speakers at the ceremony will include Hope mayor Steve Montgomery, Hempstead County (AR) judge Haskell Morse, John Shalam, founder and chairman of Klipsch parent company Voxx International Corporation, and Paul Jacobs, president and CEO of Klipsch.

The Klipsch Museum of Audio History has been a fixture in Hope since 1979 and includes the original Klipsch factory, its surrounding property, and the archives of Paul W. Klipsch. KHMA is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to display and preserve the ideas, research, designs, documents, accomplishments, and loudspeakers from the archives of Paul W. Klipsch, as well as host educational activities and events.

“This is an important and necessary step in our quest to preserve the legacy of Paul W. Klipsch who is one of the founding fathers of the audio industry,” Paul Jacobs said. “His genius has stood the test of time, serving as an inspiration to myself and countless others. As we look to the future, it is important that generations to come have the opportunity to learn from his incredible work.”

For more on the Klipsch history and the museum, visit klipsch.com.