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55th annual - AMICA CONVENTION
BLACK HILLS - South Dakota
June 3 - 8, 2018

          Encyclopedia of Disc Music Boxes 1881 - 1920
       A History,
          Catalog Raisonné,
                and Appreciation.
                    By Q. David Bowers
       An AMICA-International Publication

Moving the DX back to Nevada City and
Installing it in the Music Hall
Photos by Larry and Judy Emmons
AMICA's "Adopt-A-Piano"

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The DX ready to be padded and strapped into Larry Emmons’ trailer.The trailer backed up to the front entrance of the Nevada City Music Hall, originally a dining hall in Yellowstone National Park.Staff members of the Bovey Restoration, Virginia and Nevada Cities, Montana preparing to remove piano from trailer: John Ellingsen (Curator of History); Janna Norby (Curator of Collections); Heather Hurd (AmeriCorps lead volunteer).

Taking the piano off the moving dolly: John Ellingsen, Larry Emmons (kneeling), Heather Hurd, Jack Frost (Chief of Maintenance).Staff member Klaus Mackensen (Maintenance) examines the newly-restored DX.John Ellingsen and Larry Emmons listening to the Wurlitzer play for the first time since it was brought to the Nevada City Music Hall!

The completed Wurlitzer DX with its leaded glass front installed, ready to perform for the 80,000 people who visit Virginia City and Nevada City each year. The AMICA membership brochures to the right will help to raise public awareness of our group and automatic musical instrument collecting.


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