Can you name a music artist from 90+ years ago? Many people can't which is why we believe in preserving this unique piece of history, and comprehensive research has been done to learn about these early artists and their careers here at the museum. All modern recorded musicians, from the rock star to the orchestra composer of today, share a common heritage with these early artists who molded the industry. The museum collection includes rare recordings by Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, and William Jennings Bryan.
It wasn't long ago when the world did not have recorded sound, can you imagine the world without it?