American History Magic-Lantern Show

October 25       9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM – noon, and 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

 

Travel back in time with the boisterous fun of America’s only Victorian magic-lantern show. An authentic 1890s visual extravaganza projected on a full-sized screen—the kind of show that led to the movies!  Experience American history from 1492-1898:  the “Discovery,” the Revolution, the Civil War, Industrialization, the Spanish American War. The on-screen history is dramatized in stories, comedy and songs by a live showman and singer/pianist who have delighted audiences from Lincoln Center to Singapore. The audience helps create the fun, producing sound effects, and joining in chants and sing-alongs.  National Public Radio says, “They’re a living national treasure!”  Morning performances open to public and to school audiences; evening for adults and families. COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 members. 860-688-3813  for more information.

Reservations necessary; first come-first served.

 

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