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Phonograph is topic of Feb. 25 Historical Society program

If you’ve visited the Seward Museum, you’ve likely seen the century-old phonograph player in the living room exhibit. Just how does it work? What’s the difference between an Edison and a Victrola? Are they the same as a gramophone? What are phonograph wax cylinders?
These and other questions will be answered by Colleen Kelly during her Thursday, Feb. 25 presentation at the Seward Community Library Museum community room. The program begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Program attendees will hear and see an Edison phonograph in action in the Seward Museum.

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They’ll also view a special museum exhibit that marks the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Yukon south of Seward. Of the 496 people onboard the steamship, 11 lost their lives when the vessel ran aground in Johnstone Bay during a winter storm.
Resurrection Bay Historical Society, sponsor of the event, will meet following the Feb. 25 program.

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