This fun day began in 2011 and is very popular with tour guests, especially the shorter ones. The Music House Museum will be hosting a very special Family Day where the tours will focus on the wonderful history, science and artistry of music with a hands-on, family and kid friendly style. There will be guest music, fun activities, special showings of silent movies complete with popcorn and beverages, and games on the front lawn if weather permits. The museum is a magical, musical, educational experience for everyone and this is a day set aside for our youngest guests and their family!! There will be special family rate of $15, adults $5, students $3 and children under 6 are free.
Music House’s Silent Film Series presents Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) starring Buster Keaton with accompaniment by Dale and Gail Zieger.
Fulfilling the wish of his mother, William Canfield Jr. (Keaton) goes to work on his father’s steamboat in a small town on the Mississippi. The elder Canfield, is a disappointed when his son, who he has not seen since he was a baby, is not big and strapping like his father and is citified. He is further angered to find out that Bill Jr. has fallen in love with the daughter of his arch rival whose brand new steamboat is putting Bill Sr.’s old boats out of business. In true Keaton fashion, this film is filled with hilarious physical comedy and also a dramatic ending when the lives Bill Jr., his father, his love, Kitty, and her father are all threatened by a horrible storm when the weather turns bad. Will they all survive?
Dale Zieger is an internationally acclaimed organist having traveled for the world giving concerts in 12 countries and five continents. He began performing in public at the age of eight years. He is now in his 54th year of musical performance and currently plays for the Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey Team.
Gail is a native of West Michigan and has been a professional musician for over 45 years. She is self-taught and is at home at the piano, organ, keyboard, as well as five other instruments. She has also used her talents as a church music director, teacher, and entertainer.
There will be two showings at 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Seating is limited so reservations are recommended!
The Music House presents Hitting the High Notes!, our 1st Annual Fall Fundraiser!
We are excited and honored to have Miriam Pico and David Chown as our Honorary Chairs and our featured entertainment. Please join us for an evening of great music, great food, great friends and great fun all benefiting this very special place.
One of the challenges of all non-profit museums is providing a quality, affordable experience. We all continue to improve the quality of our displays and maintain our current collection. The less glamorous are the expenses necessary to provide these. The operational expenses are the glue that hold the Music House together and are also the most difficult to find grant support for. From facility maintenance and improvements to heating and cooling to office supplies…without funds to support these things we could not provide the quality experience that we have become known for. There is a reason that we were just selected as one of the top 15 museums in Michigan!
The accolades for these two Michigan artists could go on and on. Miriam is local legend who has been chosen multiple times by area voters as Northern Express’ “Best Solo Artist” and Traverse Magazine’s “Red Hot Best Singer/Songwriter”. David is known locally and nationally for his amazing piano playing. He is a performer and educator with a degree in Piano and Jazz Studies. David also is the owner of Lookout Music Productions.
When you combine these two gifted artists they create magic. You don’t want to miss them!
This is fundraiser for the Music House Museum. We are a 501 (3) Non-profit Organization. A large portion of your ticket costs will be tax-deductible. Tax information will be provided at the event.
We hope that you can join us for this evening of fun and music!