The Bob Moog Memorial Foundation was created after the death of Dr. Robert Moog in 2005, and officially launched in August, 2006. His family established the foundation to honor the legacy of Moog "through its mission of igniting creativity at the intersection of music, history, science, and innovation." The foundation is an independent, donor-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with no formal affiliations with Moog Music, Inc.. The foundation is located in Asheville, N.C., where Moog spent the last 25 years of his life.
The Bob Moog Foundation's projects include Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, which teaches the science of sound through the magic of music, the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, an effort to preserve and protect Dr. Moog's extensive and historic archive and a future Asheville, North Carolina museum to be named the "Moogseum," which is planned to be an innovative educational, historic, and cultural facility. The Waves of Inspiration exhibit, a selection of pictures, documents and items from Bob Moog's archives, took place in August 2009 at the Museum of Making Music. A Minimoogseum was installed at the Orange Peel in 2010 following a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Beastie Boys.
Moog, an electrical engineer and American pioneer of electronic musical instruments like the Theremin and the Moog Synthesizer, left an indelible mark on the music industry. His instruments have been included in recordings by Wendy Carlos, Keith Emerson, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Yes and a host of others.