119 South Pitt Street · Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 · 724-662-3490


On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the Mercer County Historical Society presents a program on “Music from the Civil War.” This program will be presented by the Venango Brigade—featuring Steve Johnston on the tin whistle and John Tenney on the minstrel bones. The doors open at 6:30 PM; the program starts at 7:00, and should end around 9:00. Please join us.

The Venango Brigade is a unique combination of instruments performing music from the American Civil War. Using a straight forward performance approach with the music, the Venango Brigade gives the audience a highly entertaining and enjoyable experience while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere. Great for smaller settings, the combination of the whistle (penny whistle) and minstrel bones provide the perfect touch. These two gentlemen have provided many “concerts” and this should be a unique experience for the Civil War Roundtable. Hear some classics like When Johnnie Comes Marching Home, and Dixie.

The Civil War Discussion Group is part of the Historical Society’s ongoing efforts to provide programming related to local history. The roundtable meets on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May. Participation in the discussion group is open to the public and is free. The Historical Society’s headquarters is at 119 South Pitt Street, Mercer. For further information, please call the Historical Society at 724-662-3490.

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