Friday, June 11, 2010

National Music Museum, Vermillion, SD

This is a fantastic museum!!!!!!!  I couldn’t stop saying “Wow” every time we entered a new gallery full of musical instruments of all kinds.  The collection consists of 13,500 instruments from all cultures and historical periods.  There are 9 different galleries. We donated $7 each and took advantage of the audio/visual mp3 player.  We were able to hear and see various instruments being played.  Gary was so impressed that he let his lunch time go by without complaining.  This museum is well worth the time and effort.  It is located on the University of South Dakota campus.

P1010383 beautiful harp guitar

P1010102 lute

P1010256 dancing master fiddles.  The dancing master would come to your home and teach you the latest dances.  this was his instrument

P1010329 fiddles used in Norway, just beautiful

P1010368 electro magnetic instrument.  Music made by moving hands up and down between magnetic poles.


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