Let us welcome you to yesteryear!
Calliope, Band Organs, Music Boxes, Nickelodeons, and more!
Help us keep the music alive for future generations.
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A rich history...

The DeBence Antique Music World Museum houses a collection of more than 100 antique mechanical musical instruments dating from the mid 1800’s to the 1940’s. This collection was begun by Jake & Elizabeth DeBence in the 1940’s and continued to grow through the years. In 1965, the DeBences retired to the Franklin area and housed the collection in a barn, which they opened to the public for viewing…

“We have eight- and ten-year-olds dancing to the music and sixty-year-olds singing along to the songs…”

– Scotty Greene, President