Lancaster's Music Man, John Piersol McCaskey

Event Location

LancasterHistory.org

230 North President Avenue

Lancaster, PA 17603

Cost

  • Free

Contact

  • 15 Dec

John Piersol McCaskey was among the first to collect and publish songs for the American public in the 19th century. 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. 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.

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