Museum of the Albemarle will host our monthly History for Lunch on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 12 p.m. Stephen Foster was the nation’s first professional- composer and is often referred to as the father of American music. His song Oh! Susanna was sung by people from all walks of life and was given worldwide distribution, thus creating the genre known as pop music. Along with performing this piece and several of Foster’s other classic compositions, Robert Waters intends to take the audience “backstage” with hopes of helping them develop a greater understanding of how the events in this composer’s fascinating life shaped the character of his music. Visitors can expect to hear various instruments, including a restored 1904 Etsy portable reed organ, a baritone banjo, an autoharp, a 1940s-era melodeon, and a flageolet.
If you are attending in person, you do not have to preregister. We are still offering History for Lunch through Zoom as well. Register with the link below: