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Join us virtually at the Whitehorne House Museum for an exciting historical music performance by the Ministers of Apollo, Eliza and Erik Lichack. Erik and Eliza, using historic instruments, perform selections you may have once heard around the streets and in the homes of Newport during the 18th century, including a piece from a comic opera and a Rhode Island regiment march. The pair also introduce the importance of taking tea, and highlight the value of music and tea to the social lives of Americans during the time period.
This special virtual experience will premiere at 6:30 pm EST on Wednesday, October 7 on our YouTube channel. No registration necessary. This video program will be available for viewing on YouTube after its completion.
Click here to join the event! www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqlj6W8arJ0
We hope you will consider supporting NRF’s free online educational programming by making a donation. Please visit www.newportrestoration.org/support-programs to give today.