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History Bites:The History of Columbia Records and Sound Demonstration with Anthony Wellman

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Anthony Wellman demonstrates how to do a sound recording on an Edison Home Phonograph.

For this History Bites program, Anthony Wellman will present a very unusual History Bites program, giving an illustrated tour of the Columbia Phonograph and Record Factories from over 120 years ago.

He’ll then do a live demonstration of how sound recordings were made in those early days. Those who wish to will be able to participate in a live recording session just as conducted a century ago. Bring a musical instrument or tune up your vocal chords for a song, or just sit back and enjoy the show. After this you’ll never look at recording on your iPhone or computer the same way again!

Anthony Wellman (who is also a contributor to this exhibit) has been a marketing copywriter and voiceover announcer for over four decades. A collector and student of mass communications history, Tony has been particularly fascinated with sound recording history. And while he has voiced hundreds of radio and TV commercials and corporate films, his volunteer engagements as wax cylinder announcer at The Thomas Edison National Historical Park have been among his favorite recording sessions.

This event is free. Feel free to bring a bag lunch. We will also provide snacks.  

Details

Date:
March 16
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Venue

Fairfield Museum
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Phone:
(203) 259-1598
Website:
https://www.fairfieldhistory.org

Organizer

Fairfield Museum
Phone:
(203) 259-1598
Email:
info@fairfieldhs.org
Website:
https://www.fairfieldhistory.org