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Mondays at the Manor – A look at our Collection

A set of music books donated by Brian Gawne

Music was always an important part of life at home in the 19th century.  Before radio, television, and internet came about, families provided their own entertainment. Both young men and young ladies were taught to play music for their home and the Backus girls took their turns as organists for local churches.

Our museum has been fortunate to be given some early music books.  The books we have are from the later part of the nineteenth century, but they give us a good look into some of the music that was played at home.  As part of the accession process, we were able to scan each page. This will allow the pages to be seen and preserved for the future.

These books will be on display in the parlour of our house and can be seen when we reopen in the spring.

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