Created: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 05:19:00 EST
Updated: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 07:35:54 EST
History comes to life Tuesday at the Big House Museum on Vineville Avenue. The home of the Allman Brothers proudly opening the Berry Oakley Suite. Oakley was a founding member of the 70s rock band that was more like a family.
In the new exhibit, a replica of Oakley's bedroom done by his wife and the couple's daughter Brittany highlighting the love and memories shared in the house in the 1970s.
Personal items like clothes, toys and other authentic memorbilia come hand-in-hand with the Berry Oakley suite.
The Allman Brothers band, their families, friends and roadies lived, worked and played in the Big House from 1970 to 1973.
Berry Oakley was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1972 a block from where his bandmate brother, Duane, was killed almost a year to the day before.
The museum is open Thursday through Sunday 11am-6pm.