Akron: “Authentic Civil War Music: A Vocal and Instrumental History Lesson”

By karyncw150, posted on April 29th, 2011.
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June 25, 2011
10:00 amto3:00 pm
10:00 amto3:00 pm

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, The Summit County Historical Society of Akron invites you to attend a FREE musical performance by Bobby Horton, Authentic Civil War Music: A Vocal and Instrumental History Lesson, on the front porch of the stately Perkins Stone Mansion.

Mr. Horton has produced and performed music scores for 13 PBS films by Ken Burns, including The Civil War, and The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. He has recorded fourteen volumes of authentic Civil War tunes in his home studio–playing all of the period era instruments and singing all the parts himself. His series of recordings has been acclaimed by historical organizations and publications throughout the United States and Europe, and he is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities of music from the Civil War period.

Bring along your lawn chair or pack a picnic blanket, then sit back and experience inspirational Civil War music and stories performed by Bobby Horton. Plan to arrive early and visit a Civil War encampment located on the Perkin Stone Mansion grounds. Tour the stately Perkins Stone Mansion and visit the homes once occupied by the famous abolitionist John Brown and his family. There will be games and crafts for children as well.

Details: Free and open to all!

11 am-5 pm: Tour the Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House; Civil War encampments; games and crafts

2-3 pm: Authentic Civil War Music performed by Bobby Horton

Sponsor: The Summit County Historical Society

Location: Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House, 550 Copley Road, Akron, Ohio, 44320

For more information, please visit: www.summithistory.org

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