Music of the Civil War Era

Join us for this interactive musical and interpretive program.  Musicians Joe Becton and Antoine Watts perform and tell stories in 19th century style clothing and equipment this Sunday at 2pm.  They interpret music from Francis Johnson, 1830’s to Julia Ward How 1860’s.  They perform styles including spirituals, underground railroad songs, minstrel songs, and camp songs on guitar, flute, harmonica and voice. 

This program is funded by Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It is a national public programing initiative designed to encourage public exploration of the transformative impact and contested meanings of the Civil War through primary documents and firsthand accounts. The project is presented by The Library of America, in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of America, and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.