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Lancaster’s Music Man, John Piersol McCaskey

December 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm5:30 pm

Free

dolores_parsilJohn Piersol McCaskey was among the first to collect and publish songs for the American public in the 19th century. Once McCaskey was able to convince Harper and Brothers publishing company that such song books would sell, his many songbooks sold in the hundreds of thousands and graced parlor pianos throughout the country. With Christmas, McCaskey’s favorite holiday, came a new host of opportunities including compiling a Christmas book, scheduling annual parties and programs for school students, and preserving the songs of the season in his music books. At this colloquium, local author Dolores Parsil will discuss McCaskey’s contributions to American music, love for the Christmas holidays, and uncanny connection to the song Jolly Old St. Nicholas.
Dolores Parsil, B.S. East Stroudsburg University, and M.A., University of Cincinnati, is a retired McCaskey High School communication arts teacher. She resides in Lancaster with her husband, Wayne. Parsil will be available before and after the lecture to sign copies of her biography of McCaskey, Lancaster’s Good Man, John Piersol McCaskey, available for purchase at the LancasterHistory.org Museum Store.
The colloquium Lancaster’s Music Man will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2016 in Ryder Hall at LancasterHistory.org, 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster. A social gathering with refreshments will begin at 4pm, followed by the lecture from 4:30-5:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.


Details

Date:
December 15, 2016
Time:

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
Class, HistoryHolidays
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Website:
http://www.LancasterHistory.org/events

Organizer

LancasterHistory.org
Phone:
717-392-4633
Website:
www.lancasterhistory.org

Venue

LancasterHistory.org

230 North President Avenue

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States

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Phone:
(717) 392-4633
Website:
lancasterhistory.org/