Music with the Morrisons celebration coming to the Oldest House
Live jazz and vintage vinyl from the 1930′s, 40′s and 50′s can be enjoyed at The Oldest House in Laceyville July 20 and 21.
The weekend at the Oldest House on Main Street in Laceyville is planned to celebrate the lives of Gordon and Katie Morrison who owned the house in the late 40′s and early 50′s. They and their friends filled the house with music and art. They are credited with protecting the 18th century home from modernization.
The weekend will open with a concert of great jazz musicians directed by Bob Shumway, featuring the Wyalusing Jazz Band. The concert will be held Friday at 7 p.m. on the patio under the stars.
Saturday’s performances will feature the Tunkhannock Dulcimers taking the stage at 10 a.m., and ending with Erin Stevens singing Broadway hits at 7 p.m. followed by Mell Heeman, a popular country and gospel singer from the area at 8 p.m.
Beautifully situated on the Susquehanna River, the house features a large porch and patio where you can enjoy the view and the music. Bring a lawn chair to sit back in and relax while enjoying the music.
Event hours are Friday from 1 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Regular tour hours of the house are from 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through September.
Displays celebrating the Susquehanna as well as late 1800′s medical supplies will be inside the house along with tour guides.
An art exhibit will continue through the remainder of July. This beautiful display of watercolors and photography highlights the river and nature surrounding it. All of these pieces are for sale as well as viewing.
Built in 1781 and regarded as the oldest frame house in the Endless Mountains Region (Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties), the Oldest House is wonderfully preserved, revealing a story of the simple living of the past and legends of history. This 18th century home was a welcome sight to travelers on the Old North Branch Canal boats over a hundred years ago. In the years since, it was occupied by many families – among them the Laceys, for whom the town is named.
For more information, call (570) 869-1426