Noted Harrisburg African American historian Calobe Jackson, Jr. presents the story of James Reese Europe, an African American ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer, whose military band traveled over 2,000 miles in France, performing for soldiers and civilians during World War I. The presentation will include recordings of the Europe bands.
Admission by donation. Members of the Historical Society are admitted free.
Tours of the mansion are available at 1:00 p.m. at regular ticket prices. Admission to the program is included in the tour ticket. The Alexander Research library is open 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.