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Voices from the Past

Inspiring the


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Experience 40 playable phonographs with early music recordings, includes cylinders and 78 RPM records.

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How'd We Get Here?

Curator Charlotte Pack

invites you to listen and explore the development of early music recording and record collecting.

The exhibition
"How'd We Get Here?"
provides the opportunity to

  • Connect Music with American History and Cultural Events 

  • Explore the Artifacts from Thomas Edison’s crank phonograph to the iPod

  • Be Inspired through the music and stories of the inventors and musicians who overcame their challenges to create the American Music Industry

  • Enjoy, a multi-generational, interactive fun outing

  • Rome through the vinyl records and gift shop 

In the News

Music Makers Museum featured in the national video Sentimental Reflections.
Read about the project here

   Phonographs In History


 2020 Updated Hours

 Music Makers Museum has decided to remain closed to visitors during the remainder of the 2020 season. It plans to reopen Spring of 2021 with visits by appointments.

For your enjoyment Music Makers Museum, is creating a series of videos. They explore early recording artists and the popular phonographs people used to enjoy music. The videos are being created from the museum's exhibition "How'd We Get Here?"  
They are periodically being uploaded to
Music Makers Museum Facebook Posts

In the future, the videos will also be on
Music Makers Museum
YouTube channel.


If you have something you are interested in learning about
or for questions or comments, please email: musicmakersmuseum@gmail.com.

For an overview of music history and how people have enjoyed listening to music from Thomas Edison's phonograph to Steve Jobs' Ipod see video below.




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Music Makers Museum LLC

Tel: 937-763-1864

Email: musicmakersmuseum


11885 U.S. Highway 50
Hillsboro, Ohio 45133

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