Visiting Phonograph Expert to Present at Edison Ford Museum


Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Wilson, Public Relations Coordinator

Visiting Phonograph Expert to Present at Edison Ford Museum
FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 16, 2016) -- Edison Phonograph expert, John Paul Kurdyla, will present special phonograph programs on December 30 at 11:30 a.m.; January 3 at 11:30 a.m.; January 6 at 1:30 p.m. and January 10 at 3 p.m. 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.
Kurdyla has one of the largest private collections of phonographs, gramophones and Edison memorabilia and is considered an expert on 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. Kurdyla 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 in 2017. 

Presentations will be held in the Music & Movies gallery of the Edison Ford Museum. For information, visit the website at or call 239-334-7419.



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.