The Volunteer Millers will host a special patriotic music program on Tuesday, July 2 at 6:00pm
entitled Civil War Melodies. Weather permitting, the program will be outside in front of de Immigrant Windmill at 10th
Avenue and 1st
Street in downtown Fulton. If inclement weather, the musical program will be inside in the Windmill Cultural Center on the same site.
Dan Haughey, actor-singer-storyteller from East Moline, will perform familiar Civil War tunes with his guitar. Dan is a Black Hawk College Professor Emeritus of Speech and Theatre Arts. Having a passion for acoustical guitar and vocal music, Dan has performed at various levels since high school. His program includes numerous traditional songs like “Jimmy Crack Corn”, “Tenting Tonight”, and “Battle Hymn of the Republic”. Frequently, war tunes were developed and sang to provide support and encouragement to troops during major conflict time periods in U.S. history. The Civil War was no exception. Join us to reflect on that era of our nation’s history as we approach the Independence Day celebration.
This program is co-sponsored by generous funding from the Illinois Humanities “Road Scholars” program, a state agency supporting the enrichment of the education of the Arts in Illinois.
The event is free and open to the public. The Windmill Cultural Center is accessible to persons with disabilities. Food, other games, and activities will also be available at Fulton’s Summer Nights. Limited seating will be available so you may wish to bring your own lawn chair.
For more information, visit the Windmill Cultural Center and de Immigrant Windmill Facebook page, Fulton Illinois Tourism Facebook page, www.cityoffulton.us
, or call 815-589-3925.