When Dr. Don Buerk spoke last week at the Fayette Opera House, he noted that over the decades, opera houses served to entertain and inform.
“Presentations like this are certainly consistent with what the Fayette Opera House was built for and designed for, I believe,” Buerk said, “because in the days before mass media, facilities such as this one were used to bring in speakers and have symposia and lectures as a way of bringing information and news to a population that didn’t have access to very much of that.”
The program that he and others presented Friday night about the Civil War was entirely appropriate and faithful to the original purpose of the Fayette Opera House, he said.
Michael Hurwitz, a scholar, performer and author of “Ohio’s Historic Opera Houses,” will speak further about the subject Thursday night at the annual meeting of the Fayette Arts Council and Opera House Association.
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and features a preview of next year’s coming attractions through the arts council. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a sample of Russell Beaverson’s Native American Inuit art collection will be featured.
The event is open to the public.