CASPIAN—The third special Thursday Evening at the Museum program in honor of the Iron County Historical Society’s 50th birthday is scheduled for July 18 at 7 p.m. The program will be a musical celebration of the music of Carrie Jacobs-Bond.
Singing a number of Jacobs-Bond’s compositions will be Marsha Wainio from Crystal Falls. Wainio currently serves as vice president of the Crystal Falls Musicale and is director of the United Lutheran Church Senior Choir and Praise Team. She is also a member of the Dickinson County Community Chorus. Betty Soderberg, member of the Crystal Theater board of directors and organist/pianist of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain, will be her accompanist.
Wainio graduated with the Forest Park class of 1971 and later lived in California for 35 years. While she attended the University of Southern California, she learned about the scholarship that is given in Jacobs-Bond’s name each year. Then, in the late 1990s, she visited the Mission Inn in Riverside, Calif., where she wrote “A Perfect Day.” She also spent time in the Lake Arrowhead area, where Jacobs-Bond’s cottage is located.
The master of ceremonies for the program will be Bill Leonoff, president of the Historical Society. He will not only introduce the performers but provide some interesting historical facts about Jacobs-Bond’s life and success as a composer who wrote both the music and words for her songs. For instance, her song “I Love You Truly’’ was recorded by Jeanette MacDonald, Pat Boone, Bing Crosby, the Ink Spots, Connie Francis, the Platters and Guy Lombardo.
In addition, a large exhibit of some of her sheet music will be on display along with copies of the book written about her life by Max Morath.
This special Thursday evening program is sponsored by a mini-grant from MCACA and CCCAC.
There is no admission charge, but a $3 donation is requested to help cover the cost of refreshments including a birthday cake.