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Accordion Museum In North Canaan, Conn. To Host Valentine's Weekend Open House

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CANAAN, Conn. - eTradeWire -- The New England Accordion Connection & Museum Company (NEACMC), inside the historic Canaan Union Railroad Station at 75 Main Street in North Canaan, Conn. will host a free Valentine's Weekend Open House between Thursday, February 10 and Sunday, February 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Accordion collector Angelo Paul Ramunni, and Museum creator, showcases 400+ astounding accordions in two breathtaking rooms within the recently-restored railroad station in downtown North Canaan. In July 2021 Ramunni moved the exceptionally-detailed hand-crafted accordions from around the world dating back to 1829 into the historic station.

"Visitors always have a happy, hands-on experience," stated Ramunni. "We constantly witness visitors' jaws drop when they see 400+ accordions in the main room with 12' high wood-beamed ceilings and windows. It is the only room in the original 8,500 square foot station dating back to 1872. The rest of the building was destroyed in a 2001 fire and had to be re-built to modern-day specs."

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Ramunni joyfully recounts for visitors folk stories about what happened in the station over the last 147 years where thousands of people passed through every week during the 1800s and early 1900s.

A special Open House offering will be a Beginner's Package at a 15% discount that will include a full-size starter accordion, instruction book, and one lesson. Special activities will include Love Songs played on a 1948 Wurlitzer Jukebox, and mini-concerts.

"Visitors will also be invited," commented Ramunni, "to examine the 400+ gorgeous accordions and enjoy refreshments." In addition to owning and hosting the Museum, Ramunni repairs, buys, and sells 'bling-enhanced' vintage accordions. He also offers for purchase over 10,000 pieces of sheet music and accordion-related books, plus private lessons and his talents for special events.

"Vienna, Austria in 1829 was where the first 'official' accordion was patented," revealed Ramunni. "In America, the accordion was very popular as the West was settled and was an integral part of many emigrating families. Being portable and musically rich, it was played in happy and harrowing times including the Civil War, World War I, and II.

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The New England Accordion Connection & Museum Company is located within the Canaan Union Railroad station at 75 Main Street in North Canaan next to the Connecticut Railroad Historical Association Museum and the Great Falls Brewing Company restaurant. The February 10 through 13 Valentine's Weekend Open House is free and will be held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Face masks will be requested.

The Museum is open every weekend, plus by appointment weekdays by calling 860-833-1374 or emailing ramunni@comcast.net. To learn more, visit https://newenglandaccordionconnectionandmuseumcompany.com, or https://neacmc.com.

Paul Ramunni

Source: New England Accordion Connection & Museum Company
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