October 19, 2018

Lyme Public Hall Annual Meeting This Evening Features Songs of World War I

The Lyme Public Hall Association and Local History Archives will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, June 14, at 6 p.m.

Following a potluck dinner and business meeting, Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle will present a program “To End All Wars: Songs of the First World War” for the Lyme Public Hall Association and Local History Archives beginning at approximately 7 p.m.

The popular and folk songs of the First World War were patriotic and inspiring. Some were filled with pathos, describing tragedy, loss, fear and hope.  A surprising number were humorous.  Music tied the men on the battlefield to their families at home.  It united people in their beliefs, and inspired those who left home and family to fight.

To listen to the songs of the First World War is to hear the cultural history of the period brought vividly to life.  “To End All Wars: Songs of the First World War” is a presentation of period songs, some well-known, others more obscure, along with a discussion of the issues, events and personalities of the War.

The program is free and open to the public, but attendees are requested to bring a dish if planning to attend the dinner portion of the meeting.

The Lyme Public Hall Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation of Lyme’s history, culture, and community through the preservation and use of the historic hall, its archives and historical programs. 

The Lyme Public Hall is located at 249 Hamburg Road (Rte. 156) in Lyme, Conn.  For more information, visit www.lymepublichall.org or call 860 526-8886.

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