Forgotten Chicago: Chicago's Musical Instrument History

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Program Type: Other
Age Group: Adults
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While Chicago’s music heritage is relatively well known, it’s history of making the instruments that were used in many famous performances is less so. Everything from the Hammond B3 organ, to Ludwig drums, to Kimball pianos were made in the city and nearby suburbs. This presentation will take a look at this fascinating history, why the industry located in Chicago and some of the physical remnants of this manufacturing heritage. The presentation will be illustrated with many historic photographs.