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Boxcar Fest To Celebrate Restoration Of Merle Haggard's Childhood Home

Mar 21, 2017

It might be the most famous boxcar in Kern County, if not the entire state of California. The childhood home of the late country music star Merle Haggard is no longer in Oildale, where it sat for decades – it’s now at the Kern Pioneer Village near the end of a two year-long restoration. The  museum is throwing a party to celebrate the completion of the project April 9th called the Haggard Boxcar Festival. Grace Martin of the museum joined us to talk about the event, which also will feature performances from Ben and Noel Haggard with The Strangers as well as other musical acts.