This day in Mohawk Valley history: February 9, 1900

The Utica Observer, February 9, 1900, Utica, Oneida County, New York

A.Q. Scammon’s The Real Widow Brown


“The Real Widow Brown”

A. Q. Scammon’s company will present the comedy “The Real Widow Brown” at the Opera House this and to-morrow evenings and to-morrow afternoon at popular prices. The company is said to include many favorites. An unusually attractive musical program will be a feature of the performance.

Sousa and His Band.

At the Opera House next Tuesday evening Sousa and his famous band will give a concert. this will be the last time the band will be heard in Utica prior to its departure for Europe, where it will represent the United States at the Paris Exposition. The soloists will be Miss Bertha Bucklin, violinist, and Miss Lance Duffield, soprano.

Here is a video of John Philip Sousa and his band in at the Paris Exposition in 1900.

At the Opera House Monday Evening.

“The Irish Alderman,” which comes to the Opera House next Monday evening, is calculated to embrace all the fun of an up-to-date farce comedy, portraying Irish fun and wit. The company that will present “The Irish Alderman” in Utica includes Charles F. McCarthy, J. P. Sullivan, Josie Sisson, Charles Young, Joseph Mitchell, Evelyn Forbes, Kitty Walsh and Maude McCarthy. Several high class specialties will be introduced during the action of the play.

Source: New York State Historic Newspapers