Delaware Has An Entire Museum Dedicated To Victrolas And It’s As Awesome As You’d Think
By Celina Colby|Published April 18, 2022
Celina Colby is a Boston-based writer and native New Englander who has been covering travel, arts, food, and culture nationally for ten years. When she's not on deadline you can often find her reading, sewing, and searching for the perfect empanada.
The Victrola marked the beginning of the history of recorded music. Victrola is actually a brand name for a gramophone, which is the grandfather of the record player. The device used a vibrating needle to amplify sound, similar to the record players you may be familiar with, and projected it through a large cone-shaped speaker.
The Victrola came to life at a bridge point in music history, after people were strictly operating with live music but before you could walk around with an album under your arm. Visiting the Johnson Victrola Museum connects these dots in a lively and engaging way. Learn more about the museum, including hours of operation, here.
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