WHERE HISTORY & MUSIC COME TOGETHER
Historical Musical Instruments at the New York State Fair
The Empire State Theatre & Musical Instrument Museum at the New York State Fairgrounds has on display various instruments including brass horns and stringed instruments. Antique phonographs and mechanical machines help to tell the complete story. This museum is one of only a few in the world that feature movie theatre exhibits of film and slide projection equipment and rare surviving examples of architectural artifacts from the golden era of the movie palace.
Some of the most amazing instruments include our historic organs and pianos of yesteryear.
Aeolian-Hammond Player Organ
Saved from R.K.O. Keith Theatre in Syracuse, NY in 1966, A group came together to save the organ and place it at the New York State Fairgrounds in the Art and Home Center.