Fort Trumbull Event
7pm, Fort Trumbull, 90 Walbach St., New London, CTFORT TRUMBULL WILL EXPLORE MUSIC OF THE CIVIL WAR on August 30, 2012, at 7 p.m, in the Fort Trumbull Conference Center. Fort Trumbull will welcome Rick Spencer, presenter of historic and entertaining music programs in the American folk tradition. Mr. Spencer, who was a long-time member of the staff of Mystic Seaport working as a chanteyman, now serves as the executive director of the Dr. Ashbell Woodward House museum of the Franklin Historical Society. Rick has done extensive research on popular music of the 19th Century. He will focus on the work of four composers during the Civil War- Stephen Foster, Daniel Decatur Emmett, George Root, and Middletown native, Henry Clay Work. Rick, with his guitar and banjo, will introduce the audience to these beloved songs in American history, giving remarkable insight into the character of the American people during our countrys most divisive conflict. His presentation, which encourages audience participation, is always interactive and entertaining. The public is invited to attend The Greatest Hits of the Civil War: Americas Earliest Professional Songwriters. New members are always welcome. Seating is limited.
Location: Fort Trumbull Conference Center, 90 Walbach St., New London, CT