A former newspaper reporter who has lived in Franklin for more than 40 years, Marjorie is active in several Franklin and Hales Corners organizations.
It has been 150 years since the start of the Civil War, and many events are planned all across the nation to mark the sesquicentennial. On Saturday, February 26, the Franklin Historical Society will present a free musical program remembering the Civil War years at the Franklin Public Library. The program, which is open to the public and appropriate for all ages, will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Dale Pforr, a musician and longtime Franklin resident, has created the musical production. His purpose, he said, was to present a musical overview of the emotions experienced by the country in the 1860s. From the start of the war to its end, there was a wide range of emotions -- from exuberance and determination to grief and despair. Pforr has created a narrated script which ties the musical program together.
Pforr, a retired music teacher, is choir director at Heritage Presbyterian Church, Hales Corners, and a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Choir. He and his wife, Barbara, have assembled a group of local musicians, dressed in period costume, to perform the dozen or so songs included in the production. The audience will be invited to sing along for some of the numbers.
Following the program, members of the Franklin Historical Society will serve refreshments.
For further information, call Dale or Barbara Pforr, 414-425-0244.