Visiting Phonograph Expert to Present at Edison Ford Museum

06/17/2016

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Wilson, Marketing & PR Director
239-334-7419

Visiting Phonograph Expert to Present at Edison Ford Museum
 
FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 17, 2016) -- Phonograph expert, John Paul Kurdyla, will present special programs on the phonograph this July and August at Edison & Ford Winter Estates. A resident of Padua, Italy, Kurdyla’s expertise and engaging demonstrations have been a favorite of Edison Ford visitors for several years. These programs will be presented three times per day on Tuesdays and Fridays from July 8 through July 22 and from August 5 through September 2. 
Kurdyla has one of the largest private collections of phonographs, gramophones and Edison memorabilia and is considered an expert in the field of Edison recorded sound. 

In addition to his phonograph expertise, Kurdyla authored the book "When Music Was Magic," available only through Edison Ford. He has presented his knowledge on 10 Italian National Television (RAI) shows. He also has a new exhibit "Thomas Alva Edison -- The Man Who Invented The Future" His Life, His Family and His Inventions," which will be touring Europe starting in 2017. 

Presentations will be held in the Music & Movies gallery of the museum. For times and to reserve space, contact Leeanne Criswell at LCriswell@EdisonFordWinterEstates.org or call 239-334-7419.

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Edison & Ford Winter Estates 
Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison Ford has been awarded the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. Recently, the Edison Botanical Laboratory was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the website at www.EdisonFordWinterEstates.org.