Special Events

Instrument Exhibit


Sure to please visitors of all ages, our exhibit brings together original as well as reproduction instruments to delight and educate.

Come with eyes wide open and ears ready to be delighted! From 10:00am until 5:00pm, Early Music Day at The People’s Museum will feature a collection of instruments that are core to what early music and Historically Informed Performance are all about. Ever heard of a Rackett? Or cranked the handle on a hurdy-gurdy? Or maybe you’ve never seen a lute or a viol up close. Come see members of the wind, keyboard, percussion, brass, woodwind and weirdo families— and maybe get to touch a few! All Questions & Answers are welcome.

If you’d like to come to the exhibit with your school or other community or educational group, contact us in advance and we can make arrangements to best accommodate you!