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Entertainment, 1840-1956

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 2

Scope and Contents

Programs for various types of entertainment in Litchfield. See also Recreation. Include: "Mock Court Trial, showing who stole the rooster" at the Litchfield Club House, August 10, 1914. Presented by the Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter D.A.R. Produced under the direction of Col. A.V. Newton, manager of the Newton Entertainment Bureau. "Mozart Minstrels" at Phelps' Opera House, July 1st, 1898. Many advertisements for Litchfield businesses and merchants. "Stereopticon lecture: the Pan-American or Rain-bow Fair," by Rev. F.A. Holden in the Grange Hall, Litchfield on Thursday, Sept. 26. "The Louisiana Purchase Fair" illustrated with stereopticon views by Frederick A. Holden. Grange Hall, Sept. 22. Selected recitations, songs and impersonations by Charles E. Bloomer, Oct. 2 at "East Litchfield Chapel. Sons of Veterans entertainment at Phelps Opera House, May 30, 1894. Garden Fete on the grounds of George M. Woodruff by the Young Ladies. Refreshments, fancy articles, fortune teller, gypsy tent, flower booth. July 28, 1887. Program for Columbus Celebration at Litchfield, October 21, 1892 at Phelps' Opera House.


  • Creation: 1840-1956

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the File: 5 Linear Feet (10 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials

From the File: English

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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