Music historian Rick Spencer will present a well-researched concert/lecture on the music of World War I with a strong focus on entertainment. The program runs approximately one hour and is followed by a short question and answer session.
The World War I Diaries of Dr. Jessie Weston Fisher
Dr. Jessie Fisher kept two diaries during her time in France working with the American Red Cross. This program is a performance piece based on those diaries. The program includes excerpts from the diaries, a presentation of relevant historic images, and several songs from the First World War.
In April 1918, without her family’s approval, Dr. Jessie Fisher left her husband and son in Middletown, CT, to do her part for our nation’s effort in WWI. She traveled to France where she worked for the American Red Cross in a hospital in Beauvais in Picardy. During her time abroad, Jessie kept two diaries documenting her part in one of the most historically significant events of the twentieth century.
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Important Visitor Information
Free Admission – All are Welcome
Location: Memorial Town Hall – Upper Level
8 Meeting House Lane, Madison
All programs are recommended for adults and children 10 and older.
For more information, call 203.245.4567