FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER- 216-635-3274
Years ago, families used to gather in the living room or on the front porch, around the piano or guitar to sing songs and listen to grandparents tell stories about their childhood. This marriage of oral history and music has been part of the human experiences for ages.
These old traditions are not lost! Join Cleveland Metroparks Historical Interpreter Foster Brown for four musical history programs at the �Family Folk Night� series Fridays in March from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at CanalWay Center in Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation.
The schedule for the free �Family Folk Night� series is:
Singing Ohio History
Come learn a bit about Ohio history while singing songs with Brown about the people who passed through or stayed. There will be songs about the fur trade, early settlement, canals, railroads, farming, the Underground Railroad and much more!
Silly Songs and Tales
Brown brings his collection of old, silly folk songs and tall tales. Tongue twisters, crazy choruses and general goofiness are expected. Bring a silly song to share or a tall tale to spin.
Work Songs and Stories
Early Ohioans worked at varied jobs that took great skills. Join Brown for songs about the canal workers, railroad men, tinsmiths, farmers, millers and many more!
Nature Songs and Stories
Songs are wonderful ways to learn about the natural world. Brown will perform folk songs and his own award-winning nature songs to keep everyone singing while encouraging a love for nature.
All ages are welcome. Individuals and families are encouraged to join in.
CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East 49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights.
For more information, call Historical Interpreter Foster Brown at 440-786-8530.
Get a chance to know Ohio and its past through melodious stories at the �Family Folk Night� series from Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!