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Museum Hours:

May 1 - Oct. 31
M-S 10-4
Sunday 12-4
Last guided tour begins at 2:30

November
Saturday 10-4
Fri (25th) 10-4
Last guided tour begins at 2:30

December
Saturday 10-4
26th-30th 10-4
Last guided tour begins at 2:30


Admission:

Adult: $11
Children (6-15): $4
A family: $25


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2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

While we are still adding events and details for our 2014, here is what you can look forward to! Join us for great entertainment while helping us raise funds to keep our marvelous collection of instruments in playing condition and available to the public.


Up Next At The Museum:


Spring Cleaning at the Museum! - April 7, 9:30 AM
Join us as we prepare the museum for another busy and exciting season and get a behind the scene look at our amazing collection.

Museum Work Bee - April 12, 9:00 AM
A day of fun for all of the gardeners and the handy! Come and be a part of our display changes and be the first to see our new acquisitions or work with us to get our beautiful grounds ready for the season.


SCHOOL DAYS: The Science and History of Music - April 14 - 18
This popular program designed for elementary students from 2nd to 5th grade, allows students to get a fun and hands-on experience of the science and history behind music. The program is offered to teachers throughout a six county surrounding area and is led by area musician and teacher, Tom Kauffmann. For information on how you students can take part or you can volunteer contact us at treasures@musichouse.org.


OPENING DAY AT THE MUSEUM!! – May 1, 10 AM


Music House 2014 Opening Party – May 8, 6 PM, Admission, $10 Adults and $5 Students
This annual event is the kick-off to our new season with hors d’oeuvres and desserts and entertainment from an area school music program with proceeds benefiting the school’s music program as well as the Museum’s Operations and Restoration funds.

Sounds From the Horn – May 17, 7 PM
This special presentation by local phonograph expert, Jim Warner, will highlight the Museum’s extensive phonograph collection and take guests from the earliest days of recorded sound through its progression through time.

Antiques and Collectables Consignment Sale - June 27 and 28, 10 AM to 4 PM
The Museum’s annual Antiques and Collectables Consignment Sale is back by popular demand. We invite anyone in the area to comb through their attics for treasures, the basement of the Museum is transformed into an amazing array of beautiful antiques collectables and the community gets two days to take advantage of incredible deals! A portion of the sale benefits the Museum and the seller gets the rest.

Silent Film with accompaniment by Dale and Gail Zieger - July 26, two showings, 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM
The first installment of our popular Silent Film Series will feature organist Dale Zieger on the Wurlitzer theater organ and his beautiful wife, Gail on the grand piano. Dale is an internationally acclaimed organist. He traveled for two years giving concerts in 12 countries and five continents. He began performing in public at the age of eight years. He is now in his 53rd year of musical performance and currently plays for the Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey Team. Gail is a native of West Michigan and has been a professional musician for over 45 years. She is self-taught and is at home at the piano, organ, keyboard, as well as five other instruments. She has also used her talents as a church music director, teacher, and entertainer.

Murder At the Museum: Gangster’s Paradise – August 23, 6 PM
Guest will take a step back in time to the roaring 20’s as they enter the Gangster run speak easy and are forced to help the police solve a heinous crime. Last season’s Murder Mystery, based on the board game ‘Clue’, was a sold out success so we are bringing back the fun. Some of the most talented actors in the area will act as hilarious guides through the combination of scripted show and improvisation. Hors d’oeuvres, sweets and beverages will be provided to keep the guests’ nourished and prizes will be awarded for those who can solve the mystery!

Family Day at the Museum – September 13, Noon to 4 PM
This is a very special day designed with families in mind. On this special day at the Museum the family is the star. With discounted family admissions, tours aimed at the young, hands-on exhibits for small hands and lots of extra activities for the kids it is the perfect for families with young children.

Silent Film with Red Wing organist Dave Calendine – September 27, two showings at 5:30 PM and 7 PM
The second film in the Museum’s Silent Film series will be accompanied by the very talented Dave Calendine. Dave Calendine, as a young organ student, visited the Akron Civic Theater, where organist Lyn Larsen performed on The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Dave was wowed by this incredible pipe organ. At l6, Dave was offered a job playing the Wurlitzer at the theater. He played there for three years and eventually went on to perform on several theatre organs around Ohio, the US and overseas. Now a resident of the Detroit area, Dave is a staff organist at The Fox Theater, is the organist for The Detroit Red Wings, performs at The Redford Theater and at his church as well as concerts at the Sanfillipo Foundation in Illinois, and at the national Music Box Society International conventions. Dave is a frequent performer for our silent film series at the Music House Museum on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ, which made its way "up north".

Pizza and Pipes with Fr. Andrew Rogers - Oct. 17th at 6 PM
Join us for a delicious pizza dinner and a concert on the ‘Mighty’ Wurlitzer by Fr. Andrew Rogers. Fr. Rogers is a regular performer at the museum and his concerts are a combination of beautiful music and fascinating stories. A resident of Fenton, Michigan, and Pastor of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Dearborn, Andrew began his musical studies on the accordion at seven, winning local and Nation al competitions playing transcriptions of classical orchestral music. He later appeared in the orchestra of Broadway productions at Michigan State University where he holds his degree, with honors, in Psychology. During his religious studies, he studied theater organ techniques with the late Fr. James Miller, and Dr. Marilyn Mason. He accompanied Fr. Jim on his second tour of Australia and Norfolk Island, appearing both in joint concerts and solo engagements. Also, scholarships from the University of Michigan enabled him to travel on two Historic Organ Tours led by Dr. Mason covering France, Italy, and Switzerland. He is on staff at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, and the Detroit Fox. He has also performed for local AGO chapters. Two years ago he quit his 17-year job at a travel agency to focus more on music and scoring silent films. Fr. Andrew was also invited to play for a public program in Michigan for the Foundation For Global Harmony – Japan.

Silent Film with Fr. Andrew Rogers on the ‘Mighty’ Wurlitzer October 18, two showings at 5:30 PM and 7 PM]
The third movie in our Silent Film Series will feature world renowned theater organist, Fr. Andrew Rogers. A resident of Fenton, Michigan, and Pastor of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Dearborn, Andrew began his musical studies on the accordion at seven, winning local and Nation al competitions playing transcriptions of classical orchestral music. He later appeared in the orchestra of Broadway productions at Michigan State University where he holds his degree, with honors, in Psychology. During his religious studies, he studied theater organ techniques with the late Fr. James Miller, and Dr. Marilyn Mason. He accompanied Fr. Jim on his second tour of Australia and Norfolk Island, appearing both in joint concerts and solo engagements. Also, scholarships from the University of Michigan enabled him to travel on two Historic Organ Tours led by Dr. Mason covering France, Italy, and Switzerland. He is on staff at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, and the Detroit Fox. He has also performed for local AGO chapters. Two years ago he quit his 17-year job at a travel agency to focus more on music and scoring silent films. Fr. Andrew was also invited to play for a public program in Michigan for the Foundation For Global Harmony – Japan.

Radio Spooktacular: A Special Halloween Presentation with Old Town Playhouse’s Aged to Perfection in an old radio show style - Oct. 26th at 5:30 PM
We are excited to partner with the OTP’s Aged to Perfection for a night of Halloween fun with an old radio show style. This will also give us an opportunity to showcase our amazing radio collection making it an evening of great theater and you may even learn something!














The Music House Museum is an educational institution whose mission is to collect, restore and preserve and demonstrate automated musical machines and related Americana of their era; and to educate all age groups of their significance to music, culture, technology and regional history.



MHM is a non-profit organization serving the public since 1983

Music House Museum
7377 U.S. 31 North
P.O. Box 297
Acme, Michigan 49610

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