DCHS offers chances to get involved with historyOur final History Sunday for this season has a change of date. Instead of the second Sunday, it begins at 2 p.m. March 17 at DCHS, 1101 John Ave. On that day, I will be presenting “Superior Entertainment: A Look at Superior’s Theatres.”
By: By Kathy Laakso, Superior Telegram
Our final History Sunday for this season has a change of date. Instead of the second Sunday, it begins at 2 p.m. March 17 at DCHS, 1101 John Ave.
On that day, I will be presenting “Superior Entertainment: A Look at Superior’s Theatres.” I have spent seven years studying historic theatres and had the pleasurable opportunity to perform in a couple of them and found that they varied in many ways and were similar in many ways.
Superior once had several entertainment venues, from music halls to movie palaces to an opera house. This year, we will be adding theatres and entertainment to our exhibit, “Open ‘til 9:00: Thursday Nights on Tower.”
We have enjoyed our History Sundays this year and thank Pauline Kukull, Doris Magdzas, Allen Raffetto, Michelle Baddin, and Stuart and Hy Bear for presenting our programs.
Next year we’ll continue with the theme of featuring Tower Avenue subjects for our 2013-2014 season.
Admission is $3, members free. Refreshments and conversation follow the program.
Our 2013 History Theatre season opens May 2-5 with another original play entitled, “The Big Dig.” If you are interested in being involved with this production, stop by or give us a call. Tickets for the show are $12 and go on sale this month.
The History Theatre will also be setting up a playwriters’ group, where new and experienced playwrights can meet to discuss their play ideas and works. An initial organizational meeting is set for 2 p.m. April 28 at DCHS. In fact, anyone who is interested in becoming involved with our event and program activities is welcome to join any of our committees, such as Events, History Theatre, and Marketing and Exhibit committees. Involvement can be in the areas of planning, executing or hosting — or in all of these areas. Stop in or call if you’re interested.
The Douglas County Historical Society is located at 1101 John Ave. To contact us, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-392-8449.
Kathy Laakso is the director of the Douglas County Historical Society.