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The Lavender Blues: A Musical Revue Written and Performed by Sarah S. Kilborne with Robert Cowie on Piano

Saturday, August 1, 7 p.m.
Tickets $20 or $15 for Museum members

Sarah Kilborne performing live

Sarah Kilborne performing live

The Lavender Blues takes us on a musical journey that illuminates a courageous and colorful time in America’s past when pioneering artists sang boldly about sexual and gender fluidity, something radical even for today – and as deliciously fun and inspiring as ever.

Panoramic view of Wistairahurst Museum by Jeffery ByrnesWistariahurst is the former home of two generations of the Skinner family, manufacturers of nationally renowned silks and satins, and prominent residents of Holyoke. The grand estate and gardens have been a focal point in the Holyoke landscape since 1874. In 1959, Katharine Skinner Kilborne, the youngest daughter of William and Sarah Skinner, and her heirs donated Wistariahurst to the City of Holyoke to be used for cultural and educational purposes.

Today, Wistariahurst Museum provides a variety of programs, events, and history projects aimed at engaging and educating residents and visitors with our history, our collection, and our community.