We all treasure special times, and often people save mementos or souvenirs connected to these memories. The objects in this section show how and why people took time to have fun, what those extraordinary times meant, and how and why we remember them.
Sheet Music circa 1895
Sheet music "Waterman Hall Waltz" and "DeKalb Polka" composed by the Gualano Brothers, c1895.
The songs were composed in around 1894-1895 and have most likely not been heard in over 100 years. Performed by Wes Carr, visit his website: www.rwcarr.com.
Sheet Music, circa 1887
Sheet music "When They Ring the Golden Bells," composed by Daniel de Marbelle, from the Kirkland Historical Society collection, 1887.