Courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and MuseumA new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit focusing on Graham Nash opens to the public on Saturday, and the folk-rock legend will be at the Cleveland institution tonight to take part in a special pre-opening event. Nash, who wrapped up a European tour with Crosby, Stills & Nash earlier this week, was treated to his first walk-through of the “Graham Nash: Touching the Flame” exhibition on Wednesday and it made quite an impression on him.

“I’m pleasantly stunned with how they treated all the stuff,” Nash told ABC Radio after checking out the display. “With how they represented me not just as a musician, but as an artist.” He added, “I think people are gonna love this exhibit. They’re gonna see inside my mind and they’re gonna see inside my soul.”

The exhibit features mementos from the two-time Rock Hall inductee’s years with The Hollies and CSN, as well as memorabilia from music artists who influenced and inspired him and other items he’s collected that have historic resonance to him.

Nash admitted to ABC Radio that walking through the exhibit made him truly appreciate what “an incredible life” he’s had, explaining that he had a similar feeling after reading the first draft of his 2013 memoir, Wild Tales.

“I got to the end and I said, ‘Holy s***, I wish I was him,'” Graham declared. “And I meant it.”

Among the interesting items Nash has collected that are on display at the museum include the original handwritten lyrics to “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” some handwritten Bob Dylan lyrics, President Nixon‘s resignation letter and a portrait of Graham that his ex-girlfriend Joni Mitchell painted.

Nash told ABC Radio that he thinks his fans might be particularly fascinated by a collection of his own handwritten lyrics, including those to such classic tunes as for “Our House,” “Wasted on the Way,” “Just a Song Before I Go,” “Immigration Man” and “Teach Your Children.”

One of the most engaging parts of the exhibition is a specially created station that allows visitors to harmonize along to Nash as his sings a tune.

“That was the Hall of Fame’s idea, because they know that I’m a harmony freak,” he explained. “They said why don’t [I] just sing a little song and sing the melody, and put the harmony on, on a different track, and then maybe people can sit in front of this screen and sing ‘Teach Your Children’ with me. And it sounded like a good idea, so I did it, and it’s working out pretty well.”

At the pre-opening event, which will begin at 9 p.m. local time, Nash will perform a short set featuring three or four songs, and he’ll also sign copies of Wild Tales. “Graham Nash: Touching the Flame” will open to the public on Saturday at 10 a.m. CT. For more information, visit

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