Celebrate Pennsylvania! A History in Story and Song
Join us as we open the Summer Reading season with Celebrate Pennsylvania! A History in Story and Song with Paula Purnell. This hands-on event will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd at 7pm in the Children's Room and is open to children, families, and adults.
Award-winning performer Paula Purnell presents songs written by and about the people of Pennsylvania, in this presentation featuring authentic instruments, costumes and props. From the indigenous people of the Eastern Woodlands, to early English settlers, on to the workers of the Industrial Age, Purnell invites audiences to explore how and why Pennsylvanians have been making music for thousands of years. Artifacts provide opportunities to explore and discuss the daily life, toils and triumphs of bygone eras.
This Commonwealth Speakers presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.