BHA’s Living History Program presents:
The Life and Music of Stephen Foster
The narration about Foster’s life will be presented by Bob Malone and interspersed with a musical selection of some of Stephen Foster’s most popular songs performed by Harmony Creek.
Foster, known as the “father of American music“, was a songwriter known for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster wrote over 200 songs; some of the most popular including; “Oh! Susanna“, “Camptown Races“, “Old Folks at Home“, “My Old Kentucky Home“, “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair“, “Old Black Joe“, “Massa’s in the Cold Ground”, among many others. Many of his compositions remain popular and recognizable today.
Other programs and events taking place in the 2013 Living History Program include; Children’s Quilling Workshop, Adult Depression Bead Workshop, Children’s Paper Making Workshop, Children’s Colonial History Program, Children’s Pine Needle Workshop, Adult Pine Needle Workshop, Knotless Netting Workshop, Weaving Workshop and more.
As part of the Beaufort Historical Association’s mission to educate and preserve history there will be no fee for the presentation on the life and music of American composer Stephen Collins Foster, but seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For dates, times and more information about the presentation on the life and music of Steven Foster Collins or to reserve you seat, please call the Beaufort Historical Association at 252-728-5225. More information on this and other Living History
Programs can also be found by online at www.beauforthistoricsite.org.