International Phonograph Expert Presenting at Edison & Ford Winter Estates


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International Phonograph Expert Presenting at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 16, 2018) -- Beginning Thursday, July 19, international phonograph expert, John Kurdyla, will provide weekly phonograph presentations at Edison & Ford Winter Estates and at the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shoppes. Presentations will run through the end of August. 
John Kurdyla demonstrates how to play a phonograph at Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Kurdyla has one of the largest private collections of phonographs and Edison memorabilia and is an expert on Edison recorded sound. Presentations will be held every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Music & Movies Gallery in the Edison Ford Museum and at 4 p.m. in the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops. 

From Italy, he has presented his knowledge on 10 Italian National Television (RAI) shows. Kurdyla also is an author and wrote the book "When Music Was Magic," available at the estates and the Bell Tower store.

Presentations at Edison Ford are included with admission and are free for members. Presentations at the Bell Tower store are free for everyone. For more information, visit the website at or call 239-334-7419.


Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Edison & Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 250,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights.