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Nevada City Music Hall

Living History at Nevada City

The Nevada City Music Hall houses the largest public collection of automated music machines in North America. Charles and Sue Bovey began collecting the machines in the 1940's, bringing together a unique assortment of antiques like no other collection anywhere. Many of these machines are still in great working order, while others are being restored in partnership with AMICA's (Automated Musical Instrument Collector's Association) Adopt-A-Piano program.

For more information on music machines see these stories written by our Past Curator of History, John Ellingsen:

Player Pianos and Music Machines in Virginia and Nevada City, Montana

Player Pianos of the Rag Time Era