The Harvard Historical Society Invites You to Discover Your Town
Playing with History
It will be like a scene from a musical version of “Toy Story.” The lights will go off and the old instruments will come down from the shelves. Each will play, and music of the past will fill the room and transport us back to different eras in history.
Music from 18th century Harvard Shaker Village, an 1804 church cello, an 1849 reed organ, a 1905 phonograph, a 1920s rolmonica, and more will fill the Harvard Historical Society’s meetinghouse. “Playing with History” will showcase the society’s extraordinary collection of historical instruments and feature accomplished local musicians playing period music on them. Each instrument will be introduced with a story of its connection to Harvard’s past.
Refreshments and conversations will follow the program. A donation of $5 will go toward the Organ Restoration Fund.
Harvard Historical Society
PO Box 542
Harvard, Massachusetts 01451