Ted Waflart was a mechanical engineer before becoming a physician, thus explaining his fascination with the way things work!

He began his collection in 1973 and fueled his passion when he bought the 1907 French fairground organ and restored it. Other Instruments were found while traveling throughout Europe, visiting vintage amusement parks, and through other collectors.

"I would like to have been around back when people were awed by the first cars and airplanes. That wonder is lost in today’s society which is glutted with technology."

Dr. Ted is a member of the Music Box Society International and attends yearly organ rallies with other antique music enthusiasts.
Ted surrounded by a beloved carousel horse, his favorite instrument, the Wurlitzer 153 organ made in New York in 1923 and the Limonaire.

Step back in time and let the music of yesteryear bring you back to your happy place. Schedule your tour for a group of 15 or more by calling the museum at (812)937-4250.

Make a plan to travel to see this fabulous collection in Dale, Indiana. You’ll be glad you made the effort to see this fabulous collection of mechanical musical instruments all in one place.