The Unlikely Story Of The Star Spangled Banner

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History & Genealogy, Music

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Teens, Adults, Seniors
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Scarsdale local Marc Ferris, musician and author of Star Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America's National Anthem, will enliven the Scott Room with a fascinating look at the patriotic songs that have symbolized America. From the writing of the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812, the lyrics and its later accompanying tune made a winding, unlikely journey to being adopted by Congress in 1931 - more than 100 years later - as the official national anthem. With plenty of patriotic music and storytelling charm, you'll walk away with a new appreciation for the musical heritage of America.