Museum hosts afternoon on antique record players, music

To celebrate the new antique home music exhibit at the Warden’s House Museum, Scott Holthus visits the museum at 2 p.m. Sunday and presents a sample of toe-tapping pre-World War I records among other early 20th century music.

The musical afternoon is prefaced by a short presentation on the history of record players. This event is free and open to the public.

Holthus is an expert on late 19th century and early 20th century home music players. The Vintage Music Co., which he owns and operates in Minneapolis, is one of the last remaining businesses in the county dedicated solely to selling and repairing pre-1950s record players.

This event is at the Washington County Historical Society’s Warden’s House museum at 602 N. Main St. in Stillwater.

Stop in for a tour of the Warden’s House to see the new antique home music exhibit showcasing record players from the first decades of the 20th century and a strange record player related invention by Stillwater’s own eccentric legend, photographer John Runk.

Contact Sean Pallas at 651-439-5956 or for more information on this event or with any questions regarding museum tours.