Special Programs & Events
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Releasing the Beauty of a Musical Box
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:30PM – 8:00PM
The Guinness staff will share the secrets of maintaining a Mermod Freres interchangeable Cylinder Musical Box, followed by its entertaining musical performance.
Advance Registration is required. Please call the Box Office at 973.971.3706.
Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas (2017)
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00PM
Join us in the Bickford Theatre to watch this amazing documentary, set almost entirely in a Chinese restaurant, by Oscar-nominated director, Larry Weinstein. It tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters who, essentially, wrote the soundtrack to Christmas (From “Rudolf” to “Winter Wonderland”.)
Through words and song, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas features rarely seen archival footage, musical performances and interviews with contemporary writers and
performers, as well as experts of North American popular music.
Before and after the film, our baby-grand reproducing piano will be fired up to perform renditions of these seasonal delights. Sing along, if the spirit moves you!
Museum Members: $10
Come for the 2:00PM Guinness Collection Demonstration and add $3 on-site for Museum admission.
Daily Live Demonstration:
Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata
Every Tuesday – Sunday, 2:00PM
Join us in the galleries for an historical overview and live demonstration of some of the mechanical musical instruments and automata from the Museum’s Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. This custom designed, 4300 sq.ft. permanent exhibit features 150 superb examples of early mechanical musical entertainment from precious small instruments that can fit in the palm of your hand, to the huge 9 foot tall European Dance Hall Orchestrion.
Free with Museum admission.