Welcome to the

MUSEUM OF YESTERDAY

You are in the GREAT HALL of the virtual MUSEUM OF YESTERDAY.
As our guest, you are now invited to visit our many
EXHIBITS AND GALLERIES OF ANTIQUES, ARTIFACTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

relating to the HISTORY OF ENGINEERING AND LIFESTYLE in AMERICA'S INDUSTRIAL AGE
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To tour the museum, please CLICK the galleries on this floor plan, or use the text index below.

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THE STORY OF
THE MUSEUM OF YESTERDAY

The Museum of Yesterday is the culmination of a lifetime of selective collecting and documenting by engineer and educator John G. DeMajo. Early in his life, DeMajo realized that many of the technological advancements of the early to mid 20th Century, were becoming obscure in the new age of space exploration, computers, and modern science. In the late 1950's, while still a high school student, he began assembling a collection of items that represented the progression of scientific development that defined the American "Industrial Age." As a person keenly invested in Science and local history, he began to not only collect memorabilia, but to photograph people and places that he deemed important to both technology and human interest. Today, the Museum of Yesterday houses the DeMajo collection of historical artifacts and photographs. Available in virtual form, with the intention of opening as a brick and mortar institution in the near future, the visitor can gain meaningful insight into life in the mid 20th Century through the exhibits featuring developments in Communications, Medicine, Industrial and Railroad artifacts, and items depicting life in the American home of that era.

THE MUSEUM COLLECTION

MOTION PICTURE PALACES AND THEATRE PIPE ORGANS

Take a tour of the DeMajo Organ Works Shop in Richmond, VA. by clicking here

The Museum of Yesterday's Residence Pipe Organ Project
See and hear the Museum's restored 1926 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ in action

Great Movie Palaces
Tour the United States and Canada with recitalist John DeMajo as he visits America's greatest organ installation
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The ChurchesofVirginia.org and NewOrleansChurches.com
Sister sites illustrating the great churches of the Central Virginia and New Orleans areas
 

CONTINUE YOUR TOUR OF THE MUSEUM

"ALL ABOARD ! " Railroads in the 20th Century as depicted through the museum's RAILROAD COLLECTION

RELIGION IN 20th Century America - Visit the museum's "home chapel" and relgious artifacts collection.

"HELLO AMERICA !" - The DeMajo Wireless Radio and Communications Collection

"A VISIT TO THE DOCTOR" - Medicine and science in the 20th Centrury

WHAT DID SANTA BRING? - A collection of toys for the child of the mid-1900s.

"BY THE SWEAT OF YOUR BROW" - A collection of tools and implements from the American landscape.

"AMERICANS AT HOME" - A snapshot of lifestyle in mid-20th Century America

THE GOVERNMENT in 20th Century America

ART AND ADVERTISING - The museum's collection of paintings and advertising related art

"SAY CHEESE !" - An historic collection of photographic equipment

BUSINESS AND COMMERCE - as depicted by the museum's collection of early 20th Century business machines

THE BUTCHER, THE BAKER, THE CANDLE STICK MAKER (a study of life in mid-century American neighborhoods)




 

Links to Other Web Sites Developed and Hosted by
DEMAJO INTERNET SERVICES

Web site of The Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society

The Richmond Railroad Museum web site.

The New Orleans Radio Theatre (historic photos of early broadcasting in the New Orleans area)

The history of the Saenger Amusements Company and their theaters

East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana History and Tourism Site

"Main Street" Clinton, LA

The New Orleans Chapter of the Organ Historical Society

The Louisiana Steam Train site

The East Feliciana Parish Economic Development District

 
OUR MISSION
The Museum Of Yesterday exists to preserve the contributions made by American scientists, inventors, industry and historical figures. With the presence of today's progressive leaning government and education interests, much of the true history of the United States is being erased and rewritten. America was once the greatest and most prosperous nation in the world. This came about, to a great extent, because of the men and women who built this country, from its founding through the 1950's technical and manufacturing boom. We strive to preserve examples of American manufacturing and industrial ingenuity, including science, rail transportation, radio, household conveniences, and entertainment.

Please note: All items shown in the museum collection and exhibit pages are photographs or actual items owned by the museum foundation unless otherwise noted. Contents of this website © 2013 by the DeMajo Family Foundation.

 

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