Literary Entertainment (1886)

Here’s another fun program from a long-past night of Literary Entertainment, February 9, 1886. The High School students once again put on entertainment for family and friends with a variety of songs, skits, speeches, and essays, followed by a whimsical farce in the second act. Also pictured is Thomas Hall, West Boylston’s former town hall and the venue for the night’s events.

I, personally, would have loved to be present for Arthur & Willis Flagg’s harmonica duet at the end of the first act, and I’m sure the farce “More Blunders Than One” would have been hilarious. It’s time to bring back this tradition.