Programs

 

UNDER THE BATON: MUSIC AT OLD CEDAR POINT DOCUMENTARY FILM PREMIERE


Friday, November 1 / Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Desperately Seeking Sousa / 7:15 p.m. / with Dr. Steven Plank, Oberlin College

Film Screening / 7:40 p.m.
Q&A following Dr. Plank’s lecture


Join us for the premiere of our documentary Under the Baton: Music at Old Cedar Point. Under the Baton chronicles the growth of Cedar Point Amusement Park through the rise and popularity of the concert band music, which was a major form of entertainment at the park in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The concept for the film was developed from the local history stories that are being told through the Library’s award winning blog, “Sandusky History,” and from the fascinating musical scores, biographies, band histories, and musician histories that are found in the Library Archives. The film will be followed by a talk from the film’s humanities scholar, Dr. Steven Plank, as well as a Q&A with the film’s producers, Dennis McMullen and Maggie Marconi.

UNDER THE BATON ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS

Thursday, November 7 / 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 14 / 10:30 a.m.
Friday, November 15 / 1:30 p.
m.

Join us for a screening of our documentary Under the Baton: Music at Old Cedar Point, which chronicles the growth of Cedar Point Amusement Park through the rise and popularity of the concert band music, which was a major form of entertainment at the park in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

CEDAR POINT: THEN AND NOW

Wednesday, November 13 / 12:00 p.m.

Ann Marie Muehlhauser, Cedar Point, presenter

We will explore hidden history in the shadows of Cedar Point’s mammoth scream machines.

LIFE IS MUSIC: A BRIEF HISTORY OF SINGING SOCIETIES AND MUSIC CLUBS IN EARLY SANDUSKY

Monday, November 18 / 6:30 p.m.
Ron Davidson, Archives Librarian, presenter

Music has always played an important part in life, but perhaps never more than in the time before Edison’s phonograph. Learn how people of Sandusky came together to produce their own music.

A TYPICAL DAY: DAILY LIFE IN SANDUSKY IN 1915

Monday, December 9 / 6:30 p.m.
Ron Davidson, Archives Librarian, presenter

Using images and documents from the Library’s archives, get a taste of everyday life as lived by a typical Sanduskian of nearly 100 years ago.

 
 

Funding for this program was made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council with support by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, or of the Ohio Humanities Council.