Fannin County Museum of History

   

‚ÄčOne Main Street, Bonham, Texas

Charles Henry Christian (1916-1942) was a Bonham native who developed a unique single-string style of playing the guitar that earned him a place in Benny Goodman's band in 1939.


He died at the age of 25 of tuberculosis after playing at Carnegie Hall and achieving fame.  He is buried at Gates Hill Cemetery in Bonham.


The Museum has a wonderful collection examining his music and life.

Charlie Christian Exhibit