The Music House Museum’s Bruder Fair/Band Organ, ‘Columbia’, is celebrating its 100th Birthday. In honor of this event the Museum will be holding a celebration and concert with Fr. Andrew Rogers and of course birthday cake. A world renowned theater organist, Fr. Rogers will be returning to Northern Michigan to give a concert on Friday, July 26th at 7 pm. and will feature a variety of styles of music, interspersed with fascinating stories of his travels and vast knowledge of the Museum’s ‘Mighty’ Wurlitzer and its workings.
The ‘Columbia’ was built in Bavaria in 1913 by the Bruder family and found its home at an amusement park in New Jersey until the 1970’s. The park was destroyed by hurricane Sandy but a piece of it still lives at the Museum. MHM purchased the Columbia in 1980 for a price of $18,000 and after a year and a half of extensive restoration, she has been delighting visitors since 1982. Music House Museum is located 1 ½ miles north of Acme at 7377 US 31N. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students 18 and under. Seating is limited so reservations are recommended. Visit www.mynorthtickets.com or call (231)938-9300.