Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Liberty is Our Motto!

The Hutchinson Family Singers of Milford, NH, were among America's most notable musical entertainers of the mid-19th century. Their songs advanced social reform and political causes such as abolition, temperance, women's suffrage and Lincoln's 1860 presidential campaign.

On Wednesday, April 10, at 7 pm, entertainer Steve Blunt will present the living history program "Liberty is Our Motto! Songs and Stories of the Hutchinson Family Singers." He will portray John Hutchinson, the family patriarch, who will sing and tell about his musical family. He'll share the songs of the Hutchinson Family and invite the audience to sing along. Lyrics will be provided to such chestnuts as "The Old Granite State" and "Tenting Tonight on the Old Campground."

This event is brought to Merrimack by the Friends of the Merrimack Library with a grant from the NH Humanities Council, which brings the thrill of intellectual discovery and the power of ideas to people around the state. Adults and teens are welcome. Registration is strongly recommended by visiting our calendar, emailing, or calling 424-5021. 

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