Hundreds of Harmonicas on Display at the Library

Miriam Lefkowitz became interested in harmonicas because of her grandfather’s Hohner Echo-Luxe. Her first excursion in to collecting was when she went on eBay and bought her first 40 harmonicas. A few hundred of her favorite harmonicas will be in the main hall display case of the Highland Park Public Library, 31 North Fifth Avenue, through July 2019.

Although she tries to limit herself to buying only diatonic Hohner pre–World War II harmonicas, her collection includes harmonicas made in tribute to the Beatles, Babe Ruth and others. If you want to read more about harmonicas and collection, visit her website at