Tim Wagner, Fairport’s finest organ grinder performing seasonal tunes with his Finster Baby, a 20-note self-playing mechanical organ. Manufactured in 2008 by Der Orgelbau im Wienerwald in Pressbaum, Austria, the organ is built in the same fashion as those made hundreds of years ago. Weighing only 12 pounds, this bauchorgel (belly organ) is the smallest, lightest commercially manufactured 20-note organ. Newly manufactured music rolls for the non-chromatic scale are available from suppliers in at least 5 countries. Tim, a charter member of the Carousel Organ Association of America, heard his first band organ on the Roseland Park carousel in Canandaigua and was hooked! A career in film, broadcast television, and corporate communications led to Tim’s current vocation as a film archivist at George Eastman Museum. This event is free, and is open to the public.
Visitors during these events will also have the opportunity to check out the Perinton Historical Society’s third annual Yuletide Traditions silent auctions of decorated trees, wreaths, gift baskets and decorative items and submit their bids. All proceeds support the Perinton Historical Society and Fairport Museum.
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