Third Tuesday event brings music to Little White Church

Traditional music

The Union County Museum’s August Third Tuesday will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Little White Church, across Main Street from the museum, in Union. This month’s theme is traditional music played by the Sheehy Brothers and friends.

“This little music session is sponsored by the Union County Museum and it will be a time when everyone can have fun,” said John Sheehy, the event coordinator. “The Sheehy brothers are good musicians, but like all musicians, they like to play their music with others.”

So, the Brothers are inviting a few qualified musicians to jam. Songs have to be pioneer songs, and that includes a lot of good, fun music. The audience will be invited to sing along if they want to.

“Let’s all have a good time. We’ll serve refreshments, it's free and every one goes home happy,” Sheehy said.

He added that the newly refinished wood floor would also be good for dancing if anyone knows how.

“It could be the biggest bash of the year,” he said.

Museum board member Merle Miller said it has been a long time since he has heard traditional music.

“As a young person in Harney County, that is the type of music that we danced to until day light and then rode home on the horse-pulled hay sled, and had to feed 200 head of cows before we could get any sleep,” Miller said. “I am really looking forward to this.”

Do you have an area of expertise you would like to share, concerning the area’s social, geological or cultural history? If so, please contact John Sheehy, 541.805.1001, to talk about your speaking experience and topic of choice. September’s Third Tuesday takes place Sept. 19.

The Union County Museum is an all-volunteer effort by a small and dedicated group of individuals. The museum is owned and operated by the Union County Museum Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Go to the museum website, for more information, or call 541.562.6003 during museum hours. Visit the museum Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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