Universalist Church May Festival, 1910 or 1911

Title:

Universalist Church May Festival, 1910 or 1911

Publisher:

[Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department,

Date:

2008

Description:

Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.

"During the early 1900s, the Ladies' Society of the Universalist Church held a May Festival at the Town Hall for boys and girls, complete with costumes and 'original and fancy dances' arranged by Miss Rose Byrne of Roxbury. The 1910 May Festival featured 175 children who participated in such skits as 'The Police and the Nursemaid,' the 'Old Fashioned Garden,' 'Mistress Mary,' 'Jack-in-the-Pulpit' and the 'Gardener.' The 1911 May Festival featured 150 children and an unusually large audience. The entertainment included eight fancy dances and May Day specialties, including a May pole as well as 'Morning, Noon and Night,' 'Witches,' 'Violets Dance Poem,' 'French Maids and Bell Boys,' 'Indian Novelette,' 'Good Night and Living Flag.' Several well-known Wakefield residents participated in the May Festival when they were children, including Laurence Young and former Town Historian Ruth Woodbury." - Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Donofrio.

Subject:

Universalist Church (Wakefield, Mass.); Church buildings -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield -- Pictorial works.

Wakefield (Mass.) -- History -- Pictorial works.

Collection :

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department calendars

Tags :

Citation :

"Universalist Church May Festival, 1910 or 1911 ," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #12158, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/12158 (accessed October 25, 2014).