(DOVER, Del.—May 18, 2016)—Beginning on June 6, 2016 and running through June 30, 2016, the Johnson Victrola Museum, located at 375 S. New St. in Dover, Del., will be temporarily closed for construction activities which will include demolition and replacement of the museum’s existing disabled-access sidewalk and ramp. Additional improvements will include landscape grading and seeding, new underground stormwater-piping and new aluminum downspouts and railings.
Beginning on July 1, 2016, the museum will return to its regular operating schedule of Wednesday to Saturday from 9 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. The museum is also open on several state and federal holidays including Independence Day (Monday, July 4, 2016) when it will offer “Stars and Stripes,” guided tours that explore some of Victor Records’ many recordings of patriotic music accompanied by 78-rpm records played on authentic Victor Talking Machines. (The program will also be offered on Saturday, July 2, 2016.) Admission to the Johnson Victrola Museum is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 302-739-3262.
Operated by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the Johnson Victrola Museum utilizes authentic phonograph machines, recordings, trademarks, objects and paintings to tell the story of Delaware’s native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company and a pioneer in the development of the sound-recording industry.
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