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Scarborough Historical Museum's Musical Instruments

Today we went to the Scarborough Historical Museum.
If you're ever in Scarborough, Ontario, it's a really nice place to visit. We were the only visitors there so we had a private tour where I could ask all the questions I wanted.

The highlight of our visit was going into the Cornell House. It's a house from the Victorian Era. (We're studying that now.) It was built in 1858 on Markham Road and they moved it to Thomson Park.

They had lots of musical instruments from the 1860s to the early 1900s displayed inside Cornell House. People would often entertain themselves with music.

They have a beautiful 1853 Chickering empire style, square grand piano with ivory keys. Instead of 88 keys like on a modern piano, it has 78 keys.
It has a great stool too!

There is also a D.W. Karn and Co. Organ

They also had stringed instruments.

You probably wouldn't find this many instruments in one house in the Victorian Era. They were all donated to the Scarborough Museum and I'm really glad that they have them on display.

(Thanks Mom for taking these pictures!)

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