The Milton Historical Society kicked off its new Second Saturday Serenades to a packed house March 9.
Part of the Melodies at the Museum program, the event featured Milton resident and MHS friend Al Frantic entertaining with his own spin on classic favorites with a sprinkling of his original works. The museum, once a Methodist church, features a lovely stage and was decorated like someone’s living room for this intimate performance.
The monthly event coincides with Milton’s Second Saturdays promotion hosted by the Milton Chamber of Commerce. Another hometown artist, Jeff Evans, will perform from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 13. Evans brings his own spin on songs attendees know but may have forgotten.
Each month, the museum will feature a different genre of some of the area’s best performers. Beer and wine donated by Dogfish Head Brewery and Oak Creek Wines & Spirits will be available for purchase for those 21 and over with a valid ID. All proceeds will go to support MHS programs.
Although admission to the performance is free, attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of canned goods (no boxed/dry goods) and toiletries such as shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste/toothbrushes to all Second Saturday events. MHS is collecting supplies for the Milton Community Food Pantry, assisting those in need in Milton.
“Our museum relies on its members. A strong membership helps to keep our programs going and is extremely important when we apply for grants,” said Director Mary Knight. Guests will have the opportunity to become MHS members at all Second Saturday events.
Membership includes free admission to select lectures, an invitation to the annual house tour and advance notice of all upcoming events. For more information or to purchase memberships, go to www.HistoricMilton.org.
The Milton Historical Society is a nonprofit cultural and educational organization dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of the history of Milton and the Broadkill Hundred.