Harmony Museum event to feature period music, fare

September 14, 2021 Cranberry Local News


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Wayward Companions, an affiliate of Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchestra, will play period-style music during Harmony Museum's 18th-century tavern-themed fundraiser Friday.

The Harmony Museum's 1700s-themed fundraiser will feature many of the pros and few of the cons of an 18th-century tavern Friday in Harmony.

Stewart Hall will be transformed into a candlelit tavern 7 p.m. Friday for the museum's fundraiser, complete with period music, food and beverages — but modern amenities.

“We hope to duplicate the look and feel of an old tavern, except there will be central air and no long walk to the privy,” Gwen Lutz, museum vice president, said.

The museum said some of the music, provided by Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchestra affiliate Wayward Companions, may very well have been played when Father George Rapp led the Harmonist Society to Western Pennsylvania in 1804. The Wayward Companions play in 18th-century attire, by candlelight and with contemporaneous instruments, and perform traditional ballads, old drinking songs and sing-a-longs.

Harmony Museum's fundraiser begins at 7 p.m. with light food and drinks, followed by music, dessert and more music.

Admission is $30 per person and includes food, beer, wine, cider and music. Tickets can be purchased online at harmonymuseum.org or by calling 724-452-7341.

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Alex J. Weidenhof

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