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Johnson Victrola Museum in Dover Reopens

The Johnson Victrola Museum, located at 375 S. New St. in Dover, Del., resumed a full operating schedule on May 7, 2011, in which it will be open for public visitation from Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., plus additional hours on selected holidays throughout the year. The museum had been operating on a reduced schedule since August 1, 2009 due to reductions in the state budget resulting from the nation-wide economic recession that began in late 2008.

Operated by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the Johnson Victrola Museum utilizes authentic phonograph machines, recordings, trademarks, objects and paintings to tell the story of Delaware’s native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company and a pioneer in the development of the sound-recording industry.

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