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Founded in this year 2000, the 300th anniversary of the piano, The Piano
Museum is an IRS approved non-profit museum dedicated to the preservation and exhibition
of pianos built over the last two centuries.
We intend the collection to be a wide sampling of the various creations and
inventions produced by piano manufacturers. In honor of their efforts, expertise and
dedication to their goals, we wish to display for the public through this virtual museum
and in the real museum as many pianos as we can. Presently the collection contains 82 pianos. Most are unusual in some way.
For example, we have a transposing upright built by the Norris and Hyde company of
Neponset, Massachusetts, an upright by Lindeman of New York in which the
"keybed" can be folded up or down, an unusual 1871 Steinway upright in which the
usual hardwood posts in the back have been exchanged for a second casting similar to the
internal harp, a variety of pianos with novel tuning systems which eliminated the need for
a "pinblock" with all the accompanying weaknesses associated with wood under
stress, a 9'4" Mason & Hamlin Concert Grand, an 1858 Chickering "Cocked
Hat" and many more. Over time we hope to gather together approximately 100 pianos to
represent the piano industry as well as we can. In addition to preserving and maintaining the collection we will host benefit
concerts using pianos from the collection, establish a research center for those who wish
to study the methods of the old makers and to gather together a library of materials such
as catalogues, ads and books relating to the piano industry.
Donations of pianos (or money) are always welcome and are tax deductible.
Please e-mail with any questions you may have about your pianos, such as date of
Thank you for visiting and please call to visit the actual pianos if You find
yourself in the Boston area (508-435-5191).
Charles Jackson, Curator firstname.lastname@example.org
Please forgive us while we build this page. Eventually we will have pictures and histories
of all the pianos in the collection.
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Virtual Piano Museum