Spend your holidays with the Victor Talking Machine Company during “A Very Victor Holiday” that will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at the Johnson Victrola Museum located at 375 S. New St. in Dover, Delaware.

Holiday advertisement for the Victor Talking Machine Company
Victor Talking Machine Company advertisement

As part of the festivities, visitors will be invited to try their hands at painting holiday decorations while listening to original 78 rpm holiday-music recordings played on authentic Victor Talking Machines. Guests will also learn about 1920s holiday traditions and meet a 1920s Santa Claus who will be visiting the museum’s recreated Victor Talking Machine Company Dover salesroom. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided. Visitors are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate for the museum’s Toys for Tots initiative. For additional information, call 302-739-3262 or mailto:jvmuseum@Delaware.gov.

Photo of the recreated Victor Talking Machine Company Dover salesroom at the Johnson Victrola Museum
Recreated Victor Talking Machine Company Dover salesroom at the Johnson Victrola Museum

Founded in 1967, the Johnson Victrola Museum details the origin of recorded music. Exhibits showcase the life and legacy of Eldridge Reeves Johnson, a pioneer in early sound recording and co-founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company. The museum is administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, an agency of the State of Delaware.