The Cokato Museum has a new temporary display opening tomorrow
(Tuesday, July 9), called “From Edison to IPod: Listen to the Music.”
The display looks at the progression of how people make and enjoy
music through a variety of mediums. As the display title notes, you
can literally find items ranging from an early Edison cylinder
phonograph to an IPod. Also featured are a variety of radios,
stereos, and other listening devices.
Museum Director Mike Worcester says there were a number of local
businesses that sold electronics. Ads from many of those places were
copied and when prices are noted, they added what the item would cost
in 2013 dollars.
Musical instruments are also seen in the display, ranging from
fiddles to banjos to a drum set.
There are also references to some of the many local bands
audiences have enjoyed over the years.
If residents have radios, stereos and even early generation
portable listening devices they are looking to part with, along with
memorabilia from local bands, the museum is always looking for
For more information, please contact the museum at 320-286-2427,
on the web at www.cokato.mn.us, or check out their Facebook page.