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Songs and Stories from WWI - One Hundred Years Later

  • Exeter Historical Society 47 Front Street Exeter, NH, 03833 United States (map)

Now, a century after our involvement in “The War to End All Wars,” 'Ramblin’ Richard' Kruppa offers his program on World War I and the music of the time. While people were singing “Over There” he reveals what was happening at the time and with the music over here. Kruppa reviews the major events of WWI and sings the songs that were popular in the day, accompanying himself on guitar, banjo, and baritone ukulele. Further, he explains how the songs related to the life and the times of Americans in that era — songs that have remained familiar and beloved to this day. Songs like: “Alexander's Ragtime Band,” “Over There,” “For Me and My Gal,” and “How You Gonna’ Keep 'em Down on the Farm.”

Doors open for light refreshments at 6:30pm. There is a $5 suggested donation for non-members (or $1 for students).