treasures of the jonesonian

Treasures from The Jonesonian – Alex Gallafent

The Jonesonian Institution is a museum dedicated to preserving the curios of history. Here, Chief Archivist Gordon Jacobs presented remarkable selections from the Institution’s unique audio archives, including the sound of tulips growing (an excerpt from German radio), the origin of the ‘Fundamental’ hairstyle, and a wax cylinder recording of Edison’s forgotten rival at work.

Alex Gallafent improvises one-act plays at the PIT, plays drums for The BTK Band, and tells stories at shows including Real Characters and The Story Collider. He’s currently a correspondent for PRI’s The World.