● March 8, 10:00 a.m. – South Florida Water Management Building
Jerry Fabris, Museum Curator at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, in West Orange, New Jersey, will speak at this month’s volunteer meeting. An expert on Edison and sound recording technology, Fabris will present a lecture entitled “19th Century Origins of Audio and Edison’s Wax Cylinder Phonograph.” Join us for a fascinating comparison of early sound recording innovations and a discussion on the evolution of Edison’s favorite invention – the phonograph.
As Museum Curator, Fabris is responsible for preservation and access for the sizeable archives of the TENHP, including their Recorded Sound Archive, and the historic phonograph collection. In 2015, Fabris was in the news, as he and other staff played very rare sound recordings recovered from the cylinders of Edison Talking Dolls. An Edison Talking Doll is currently on display in the Edison Ford Museum.
For more information on how to become a volunteer, contact Holly Shaffer, Volunteer Coordinator at 239-334-7419.