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May 21

Crafts of the Past -- Mid-Century Music with Suzanne and Jim

Saturday, May 21 (11:00am - 5:00pm)

Suzanne Jaroszynski and Jim Hale’s mid-19th century music will fill the air during the Fort’s celebration of Queen Victoria’s Birthday. The California duo designs performances from research into archived collections of historic music and presents in an informative yet engaging manner. They will be playing and singing throughout the day, with a special presentation at 2 p.m. For more about the special event Queen Victoria’s Birthday, click here


The couple is deeply committed to learning and sharing the traditions and roots of Americana Music. They travel the U.S. and Canada to research, meet with traditional musicians, and perform. They have delighted audiences for nearly 25 years with their skills on the 5-string banjo, acoustic guitar, flute, and courtship dulcimer as well as carefully crafted vocals and home-spun humor.

Each weekend through September a different artist will be “in-residence” at the Fort with displays and demonstrations of their work. Most will also offer visitors the opportunity to try their hand at the specific art form.

Click here for the entire summer schedule.
  
Crafts of the Past is sponsored by the Fort Nisqually Foundation and made possible by a grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission. It is free with paid admission.