Apr 10, 2008 — An exhibit of handmade instruments at the Potsdam Public Library this month explores the development of musical instruments in ancient times. The instruments were built by Charles Lanphere in the early 1900's based on biblical passages. Lanphere taught at the Crane School of Music in the 1930's and was fascinated by the development of ancient music. Potsdam Museum Director and Curator Mimi Van Deusen gave Todd Moe a tour of the exhibit. She says Lanphere was raised on a Lewis County farm in the 1880's, and attended church several times a week as a child.