American History Magic-Lantern
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.