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Thu, Sep 12


Ocean City Public Library

Lecture - "What We Were Singing in 1879"

Dr. Dick & Becky Stanislaw explore the music that was popular the year the City of Ocean City was founded. Surprisingly, many of the tunes are still known after 140 years.

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Lecture - "What We Were Singing in 1879"
Lecture - "What We Were Singing in 1879"

Time & Location

Sep 12, 2019, 7:00 PM

Ocean City Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave Ocean City, NJ 08226

About The Event

Rutherford B. Hayes, a Civil War veteran, was president, so songs from that era were popular.  Stephen Foster had recently died and we knew his music.   The American West was being explored, so we sang cowboy songs.   Gilbert and Sullivan visited the U. S. in 1879, mostly for the purpose of protecting their copyrights because everyone was using their music.   

Come sing along and surprise yourself with memories and familiar tunes.

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