Music House Museum volunteers will host their 11th annual barn sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8 to ensure a bright future for this remarkable collection of antique musical instruments.

Music House Museum President Sally Lewis calls the barn sale a win/win. “People donate things they have no use for anymore, while other people donate money to use those items. This helps the museum stay in business so we can showcase our musical instruments,” she said. “Everybody is happy.”

Donated items usually include vinyl records, books, Christmas decorations and musical instruments from the 1950’s and newer—the museum only displays instruments created between 1870 and 1930. No clothes or appliances will be accepted.

The museum itself also dontates antiques, Lewis said. “The museum was built in an old barn so lots of antiques were left behind in it, and in the old house,” she said.

“There are not many places in the world where you can view and hear what’s here,” she said. “It isn’t just come and look. It’s a musical experience as well.”


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