Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

September Gathering in the Nutmeg State

Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

September Gathering in the Nutmeg State

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Connecticut artifacts and early American music machines, will be the focus of the regional meeting in Lebanon, Connecticut, on Sunday, September 19, 2010, at the EAIA regional meeting co-hosted by ATTIC at the Lebanon Historical Society Museum. The museum is located at 856 Trumbull Highway in Lebanon. The event will begin with a session of early morning tailgating open to the public and with displays on the theme, "Eighteenth-Century Connecticut Artifacts."

The morning activities will include special tours of historic Redwood, a private residence designed and built by Lebanon's master joiner Isaac Fitch in 1778-1779. The program, "Sights and Sounds at Redwood," includes a tour of the downstairs rooms in Redwood with its collection of early music machines dating from 1897 to 1911. The collection includes flat-disc and cylinder phonographs and music boxes that play perforated metal discs that incorporate teeth to pluck a comb to produce tones similar to a piano. There will be two tours, one at 10 a.m. and another at 1 1 a.m. Pre-registration is required and the tours are limited to twentyfive for each tour.

The Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., House, a museum owned by the Town of Lebanon, will be open all day for visitors. …

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