Friends of the Prudence Crandall Museum

 

July 29th :: Music at Twilight

 

Where: Lawn of the Museum
When: 5:00-7:30 pm
Performing: Lara Herscovitch

 

 

 

Biography

“Pure musical poetry” (The Courier), Lara Herscovitch’s music is an original blend of modern folk with blues, jazz & pop influences. With a voice “clear and smooth like expensive liquor” (Northeast Performer), her music is “expertly written prose, songwriting at its best; good for your ears AND your soul” (Sound Waves). Former Connecticut State Troubadour, Lara brings a charm, authenticity, and love of performing that resonates with diverse audiences. She has extensive experience as a policy social worker, and has worked in the US, Latin America and Asia – focusing on education, community development, and juvenile justice. Echoes of these themes resonate throughout her music. Lara has appeared as a guest on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and tours from Maine to Miami.
“Singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch doesn’t write songs just for the ears, but also for the heart and soul.” (Daily Journal, Tupelo MS).

 

 

Did You Know...

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In 1848 Prudence Crandall moved from Canterbury to Illinois where she farmed land owned by her father and taught school. In 1877 she moved to Elk Falls, Kansas, where she resided until her death in 1890. She is buried in the Elk Falls cemetery (green box in above map). This hand-colored lithograph map was published in 1887. Friends purchased a copy of this map and donated it to the Museum.

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