Do you remember the days when the whole family gathered together in the front room after supper to play music and sing songs?
Join in the nostalgia as the Western Trail Historical Society presents "Front Room Music" on Tuesday, Oct.18 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the Western Prairie. Listen and learn the history as Jennie Buchanan presents the historical narrative and poetry from the 1907 era of Oklahoma statehood. Re-live the nights of the early 1900's with music, fellowship, laughter, and song as you and your family visit the "outside parlor" re-created on the grounds of the museum. Listen to local musicians and vocalists Larry Duffy and Donna Tucker as they engage in an evening of well-loved music and melodies. Sway with the Trio of Donna Tucker, Dr. Terry Mosley, and Bill Grissom as they sing the songs of yesteryear. Enjoy the musical accompaniment of Otis Pelt on stand-up base, David Burge on harmonica, and Curtis Thornton on guitar. Join in the harmonious tunes as they lead the audience in a group sing-a-long of well remembered and much loved songs of the period.
This musical program is the opening event for the new exhibit at the Museum titled "Porches, Parlors, and Other Places." From banjoes on the porch and pump organs in the parlor, to "opera" houses and tent revivals, this exhibit explores the musical past of southwest Oklahoma.
This program is free and everyone is invited to come to the Museum to enjoy the music, taste the hot cobbler provided by the WTHS Board hospitality committee, and visit the exhibit. The program will be held outside, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the audience will gather indoors at the Museum amphitheater.