Join us on August 26th at 4pm for a performance by the Libby Prison Minstrels. This fun group brings the songs of the Civil War to life in an entertaining and historically accurate way. The Minstrels have been performing the since the early 1990s with their guitar, mando...lin, banjo, percussion, bass and three part vocal harmonies. They have performed for audiences from New England to Florida. The music is kept to the original styles with careful attention to a connection to the history and sounds of the period. Their moving 1861 version of the National Anthem has been performed in prestigious locations such as the New Jersey State House, Ford’s Theater and the U.S. Capitol. After a fantastic performance to open the Civil War exhibit at the Museum last fall, we welcome the Minstrels back to entertain an even bigger audience in the garden. Visit their website www.libbyprisonminstrels.com for more information and see pictures from their last visit on our Facebook page.
The Minstrels will perform in the garden at 4pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore through a variety of summer blooms in the garden and relax on the large lawn during the program. Guests may bring picnics, blankets or chairs and settle back for a late afternoon of great music in a beautiful setting. We are delighted to welcome the Delicious Ice Cream Company with their fully restored 1950 custom truck and authentic ice cream man dressed in that same old fashioned outfit you remember as a kid. A variety of treats will be on sale throughout the performance.
Tickets can be purchased from 1pm on performance day and will give guests an opportunity to experience Macculloch Hall Historical Museum before heading out to the garden for the concert. The museum is open for tours of the home and galleries from 1pm, with the last house tour leaving at 3pm. In keeping with the performance, enjoy the current exhibit The Other Side of War: The Civil War on the Home Front. Life on the home front was not easy for loved ones whom the soldiers left behind. Women played an important role in the Union war effort; starting the U.S. Sanitary Commission, serving as nurses, gathering goods and raising money for the soldiers all contributed to the Union victory. The exhibit features letters to loved ones back home, Lincoln memorabilia from the Museum's collection including a plate from his White House china, and a document signed by Lincoln as President and the Secretary of War. The Museum will remain open until 4pm when the performance begins. Admission is Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. Please no dogs during programs in the garden. We are pleased to offer accessible restroom facilities during garden events this summer. In the case of inclement weather the performance will be moved indoors. The announcement will be made on the Museum’s main phone message on performance day.
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational and cultural programs. It is located in the heart of Morristown’s National Historic District. The Museum is open to tour the house and view exhibits on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. General Admission: The last tickets for admission are sold at 3 p.m. Please note the Museum is closed Wednesday July 4th for the Independence Day holiday and Sunday September 2nd for the Labor Day holiday. Call the Museum weekdays at (973) 538-2404, visit our website www.maccullochhall.org or find us on Facebook. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a nonprofit educational affiliate of the W. Parsons Todd Foundation.
Image attached: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum_Libby Prison Minstrels_August 26th 2012
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