at Dassel History Center
Keeping Time: the Historic Piano Collection of Steve Misener, an exhibit of vintage pianos from the 1700s to the 1950s, will be at the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum from Sunday, April 7, through Sunday, May 5. An
Opening Gala will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Tours will follow at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
During this month-long exhibit, Misener will conduct tours Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sundays, Mondays and evenings by appointment. No guided tours are scheduled for April 12 and 13; however, the museum will be open. Tour numbers will be limited, so call ahead to schedule your tour time, (320) 275-3077. Admission is free.
Visitors are welcome to see the exhibit anytime during museum hours without a guided tour. Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Keeping Time is the country’s largest, hosted, interactive, traveling piano exhibit. It presents the design, engineering, production and aesthetic beauty of pianos and other keyboard instruments; it features antique working models and is hosted by the collector. Misener intersperses stories about the music industry, composers, piano history and details of the instruments’ previous owners in past centuries with brief performances. Guests will also be invited to play the pianos.
The History Center is located at 901 First St. N., Dassel. For more information contact the History Center, (320) 275-3077, dahs@
dassel.com , or visit our website, www.dasselhistorycenter.org.
Sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society, the exhibit is funded in part by the Dassel-Cokato Arts Association and Meeker Cooperative Electric Trust.