Smithsonian National Museum of American History puts visitors in mind of piano king William Steinway

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A new museum exhibit is striking a chord with historians and music buffs alike, offering them a glimpse inside the mind of piano-making royalty.

The diary of William Steinway is now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The exhibit is part of a more than 20-year-long transcription project that resulted in an online archive of the 2,500-page diary, spanning from 1861 to 1896.

"It's an American immigrant story that I think a lot of people can relate to," said Anna Karvellas, the managing editor of the William Steinway Diary Project....

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