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Musical History Program – Songs of WWI

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.

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Memorial Town Hall

The Memorial Town Hall was built in 1897 to honor the town’s Civil War veterans. Located on the east side of the historic green, marble plaques mounted near the main entrance to the building list the names, rank and regimental affiliation of “Madison volunteers in the war for the Union 1861-1865.” Fallen soldiers from WWI are similarly remembered with marble plaques alongside the entrance.

An honor roll inside the building lists the names and dates of death of four residents who died in the American Revolution; forty-one who were killed in the Civil War; seven who were killed in World War I; nine in World War II; three in Korea; and three in Vietnam.Madison's Memorial-Town-Hall

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