September 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Us On September 2 at 7:00PM For Our First "Virtual Silent Movie, Ben-Hur, Accompanied by Andrew Rogers

Please tune in to our first virtual silent movie, the 1925 classic Ben Hur, accompanied by organist Andrew Rodgers. The Music House Museum will be streaming live on our Facebook page (facebook.com/musichousemuseum) starting at 7:00PM on September 2 but you can tune in anytime you want. All donations are welcome via paypal.me/musichousemuseum. For more information  go to musichouse.org


Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a 1925 American silent epic adventure-drama film directed by Fred Niblo and written by June Mathis based on the 1880 novel Ben Hur: A Tale Of the Christ by General Lew Wallace Starring Ramon Novarro as the title character, the film is the first feature-length adaptation of the novel and second overall, following the 1907 short.

In 1997, Ben-Hur was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.


Ben-Hur Ben is a wealthy young Jewish prince and boyhood friend of the powerful Roman tribune, Messala. When an accident and a false accusation leads to Ben-Hur’s arrest, Messala, who has become corrupt and arrogant, makes sure Ben-Hur and his family are jailed and separated.

Ben-Hur is sentenced to slave labor in a Roman war galley. Along the way, he unknowingly encounters Jesus, the carpenter’s son who offers him water. Once aboard ship, his attitude of defiance and strength impresses a Roman admiral, Quintus Arrius Quintus, who allows him to remain unchained. This actually works in the admiral’s favor because when his ship is attacked and sunk by pirates, Ben-Hur saves him from drowning.

Arrius then treats Ben-Hur as a son, and over the years the young man grows strong and becomes a victorious chariot racer. This eventually leads to a climactic showdown with Messala in a chariot race, in which Ben-Hur is the victor. Ben-Hur is eventually reunited with his mother and sister.