School Tours

Then and Now at the Johnson Victrola Museum

While examining everyday objects, students will learn about the history of recorded sound by comparing and contrasting historical items with their modern counterparts at the Johnson Victrola Museum.

Grade Level: Grades Pre-K - 3rd
Length of Time: 30 minutes

The Man and His Machines

Students will examine the history of recorded sound through developing a chronology, participation in interactive activities and watching demonstrations at the Johnson Victrola Museum.

Grade Level: Grade 4th
Length of Time: 30-45 minutes

The Wonderful Talking Machine

Students will examine the development of recorded sound, its social effects and the technologies involved at the Johnson Victrola Museum and will be able to watch demonstrations of authentic talking machines.

Grade Level: Grades 5th-12th
Length of Time: 30-45 minutes

Johnson and the Golden Age of Music

Students will examine musical artists and their social and political impact. They will compare and contrast contemporary and modern musicians' viewpoints.

Grade Level: Grades 6th-12th
Length of Time: 30-45 minutes