The Past In Person

Learn About The People From America's Past Through Music and Song

Railroad Engineer

  Railroad Engineer from 1870 takes you on a musical journey on the Transcontinental Railroad. Our destination? California! He plays guitar, concertina, and penny whistle and shares the stories and songs of the people who built it.

Listen to audio: Railroad-Engineer-audio-demo.mp3

Schooner Captain


Schooner Captain of 1875 sails the Great Lakes delivering passengers and cargo to ports from Buffalo to Chicago and Duluth. Using button accordion and concertina he shares the songs, history and resources of the Great Lakes region.