When Jake and Elizabeth DeBence started collecting self-playing instruments in 1940, they did so because these once common machines were quickly disappearing from public operation, needing someone to preserve the joyful cultural heritage they represent.
The fact that this is worth doing is verified by visitors who are entranced by their performance. We have eight and ten year old children dancing to the music and sixty year olds singing along with the songs these instruments play.
With lots of local support, we were able to save their collection and open it to the public in 1995. We have paid off the mortgage on the building. We have repaired all of the machines and added several more, but our continued existence depends on properly funding our trust. This is where your help can not only ensure our continued survival, but growth, for future generations.
-Prescott “Scotty” Greene, President and Executive Director
DeBence Antique Music World relies on the support of the community and public at large to help bring you amazing exhibits, events, and more!
Please consider making a donation by clicking above or contacting us today!
DeBence Antique Music World- Donations and Support, 1261 Liberty St, Franklin, PA 16323