Heritage

A Proud Tradition

The Practitioners of Musick has performed at numerous historic sites as well as libraries, museums, colleges and universities throughout the Eastern United States. The following represents only a partial listing of these venues:

Colonial and early Federal period  Historic Houses and Churches built between the years 1690 and 1835

  • Drumthwacket (c. 1835) – Princeton, New Jersey, the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey. The site is maintained by the Division of Parks & Forestry.
  • The Old Barracks (1758) – Trenton, New Jersey, administered by the Old Barracks Association
  •  Peachfield (1725) West Hampton, New Jersey. The site is maintained by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Jersey.
  • The John Kane House (c. 1760) – Pawling, New York – Washingtons Headquarters in 1778 – administered by The Historical Society of Quaker Hill & Pawling
  • The Highlands (1796) – Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, administered by the Highlands Historical Society
  • The Trent House (1719) – Trenton, New Jersey, administered by the City of Trenton.
  • The Moses Myers House (c. 1794) – Norfolk, Virginia, administered by the Chrysler Art Museum.
  • Mount Clare (1756-1760)  – Baltimore, Maryland, administered by the National Society of Colonial Dames in Maryland.
  • Hampton (1785) – Towson, Maryland, administered by the National Park Service
  • Deshler-Morris House (1773) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, administered by the National Park Service
  • Ford Mansion (1772-1774) – Washington’s Headquarters, Morristown, NJ administered by the National Park Service
  • The 1798 Peace Church – nr. Camp Hill, Pennsylvania administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
  • The 1824 Brick Meeting House, Deerfield, Massachusetts
  • Indian King Tavern (1750) – Haddonfield, NJ,  administered by the NJ Department of Parks & Forestry
  • Rockingham (c. 1710), Kingston, NJ, administered by the NJ Department of Parks & Forestry
  • Wallace House (1776) & Old Dutch Parsonage (1751), Somerville, NJ, administered by the NJ Department of Parks & Forestry
  • Bruton Parish Church (1715), Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Grace Episcopal Church (1781/1814), Yorktown, Virginia
  • Historic Christ Church (1754) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • St. Paul’s Anglican Church (1764) – Mount Vernon, New York, administered by the National Park Service
  • Old Swedes Church (1698-1700) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, administered by the National Park Service
  • Proprietary House (1762), seat of the last Royal Governor of New Jersey, Perth Amboy, NJ, administered by the New Jersey Department of Parks & Forestry
  • Barber Hill (c. 1815), Colrain, Massachusetts, privately owned by Mr Gillett G. Griffin; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Marmaras & Mr. Michael Parker
  • The Bachmann Publick House (1754) – Easton, Pennsylvania, administered by the Easton Heritage Alliance
  • Eastfield Village (1790-1840), East Nassau, New York, administered by the Eastfield Village Foundation
  • Historic Christ Church (1742), New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Historic Dutch Reformed Church (1828), Hillsborough, New Jersey
  • The Dutch Reformed Church (1697), Sleepy Hollow, New York
  • Cliveden (c. 1760), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation [with the Colonial Assembly]
  • The Locktown Stone Church (1819), Sergeantsville, New Jersey, the Mimi Conklin Upmeyer Concert Series. The Concert Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Locktown Stone Church, Inc.
  • The Arch Street Meeting House (1804), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Caldwell Parsonage (c. 1780), Union, New Jersey, operated by the Union Township Historical Society.

   Libraries – Historical Societies – Museums – Fora

  • Crossroads of the American Revolution Assoication, National Heritage Area, Princeton, New Jersey
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (Music in 18th Century Dublin)
  • Yale Center for British Art New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Holland Society of New York New York, New York.
  • Bergen County Historical Society River Edge, New Jersey.
  • The Friends of the Princeton University Library Princeton, New Jersey.
  • The Irish-American Historical Society, New York City (Music in 18th Century Dublin)
  • The Thomas Paine Society of Bordentown, New Jersey
  • The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • The Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey
  • The Friends of the Princeton Public Library, Princeton, New Jersey
  • The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison, New Jersey
  • The New York State Historical Association (The Farmers’ Museum) – Cooperstown, New York
  • The Friends of the Westfield Library, Westfield, New Jersey
  • The New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, New Jersey
  • The Evergreen Forum, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, Massachusetts
  • Memorial Hall (1798) Museum, Deerfield, Massachusetts
  • The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey
  • “Ellarslie”, the Museum of the City of Trenton, Trenton, New Jersey
  • The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
  • The Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
  • The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
  • York County Historical Society & Museum,York, Pennsylvania
  • The Lewis and Clark Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [with the Colonial Assembly]
  • Trenton Downtown Association, Trenton, New Jersey, Patriots Week, 2005-2007 [with the Colonial Assembly]: a Celebration of Trentons Revolutionary Past through Art, Music, Literature, and Living History
  • Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey
  • Friends of Music at Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey

     Colleges and Universities

  • Lafayette College (Williams Center for the Arts) – Easton, Pennsylvania
  • The College of New Jersey (Department of Music) – Trenton, New Jersey
  • Immaculata University (Irish Studies) – Immaculata, Pennsylvania
  • New York University (Irish Studies) – New York City, New York
  • Rutgers University (Mason Gross School of the Arts) – New Brunswick, NJ
  • The College of William and Mary (Wren Chapel)  Williamsburg, Virginia
  • The Graduate College – Princeton University – Princeton, New Jersey
  • Westminster Choir College of Rider University  – Princeton, New Jersey
  • Princeton Theological Seminary – Princeton, New Jersey
  • Princeton University (Fund for Irish Studies) ~ Princeton, New Jersey
  • Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey [Scheide Old Guard Concert]

In addition to the above performance venues The Practitioners of Musick regularly perform under the auspices of the English-Speaking Union in the United States of America and The New Jersey Council for the Humanities ~ Horizon Speakers Bureau.   The Speakers Bureau programs have brought The Practitioners of Musick in contact with literally hundreds of secondary and high school students and senior citizens within the state  highlighting the musical world of Thomas Jefferson, Genl. and Mrs. Washington and Francis Hopkinson, one of New Jersey’s Five Signers of The Declaration of Independence, who is also credited as being America’s first native-born composer.

For further information on the Practitioners and their association with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, please visit the Council.

The Practitioners of Musick have performed at numerous historic sites as well as libraries, museums, colleges and universities throughout the Eastern United States. The following represents only a partial listing of these venues:

   Colonial and early Federal period  Historic Houses and Churches built between
the years 1690 and 1835

  • Drumthwacket (c. 1835) – Princeton, New Jersey, the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey. The site is maintained by the Division of Parks & Forestry.
  • The Old Barracks (1758) – Trenton, New Jersey, administered by the Old Barracks Association
  •  Peachfield (1725) West Hampton, New Jersey. The site is maintained by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Jersey.
  • The John Kane House (c. 1760) – Pawling, New York – Washingtons Headquarters in 1778 – administered by The Historical Society of Quaker Hill & Pawling
  • The Highlands (1796) – Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, administered by the Highlands Historical Society
  • The Trent House (1719) – Trenton, New Jersey, administered by the City of Trenton.
  • The Moses Myers House (c. 1794) – Norfolk, Virginia, administered by the Chrysler Art Museum.
  • Mount Clare (1756-1760)  – Baltimore, Maryland, administered by the National Society of Colonial Dames in Maryland.
  • Hampton (1785) – Towson, Maryland, administered by the National Park Service
  • Deshler-Morris House (1773) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, administered by the National Park Service
  • Ford Mansion (1772-1774) – Washington’s Headquarters, Morristown, NJ administered by the National Park Service
  • The 1798 Peace Church – nr. Camp Hill, Pennsylvania administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
  • The 1824 Brick Meeting House, Deerfield, Massachusetts
  • Indian King Tavern (1750) – Haddonfield, NJ,  administered by the NJ Department of Parks & Forestry
  • Rockingham (c. 1710), Kingston, NJ, administered by the NJ Department of Parks & Forestry
  • Wallace House (1776) & Old Dutch Parsonage (1751), Somerville, NJ, administered by the NJ Department of Parks & Forestry
  • Bruton Parish Church (1715), Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Grace Episcopal Church (1781/1814), Yorktown, Virginia
  • Historic Christ Church (1754) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • St. Paul’s Anglican Church (1764) – Mount Vernon, New York, administered by the National Park Service
  • Old Swedes Church (1698-1700) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, administered by the National Park Service
  • Proprietary House (1762), seat of the last Royal Governor of New Jersey, Perth Amboy, NJ, administered by the New Jersey Department of Parks & Forestry
  • Barber Hill (c. 1815), Colrain, Massachusetts, privately owned by Mr Gillett G. Griffin; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Marmaras & Mr. Michael Parker
  • The Bachmann Publick House (1754) – Easton, Pennsylvania, administered by the Easton Heritage Alliance
  • Eastfield Village (1790-1840), East Nassau, New York, administered by the Eastfield Village Foundation
  • Historic Christ Church (1742), New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Historic Dutch Reformed Church (1828), Hillsborough, New Jersey
  • The Dutch Reformed Church (1697), Sleepy Hollow, New York
  • Cliveden (c. 1760), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation [with the Colonial Assembly]
  • The Locktown Stone Church (1819), Sergeantsville, New Jersey, the Mimi Conklin Upmeyer Concert Series. The Concert Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Locktown Stone Church, Inc.
  • The Arch Street Meeting House (1804), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Caldwell Parsonage (c. 1780), Union, New Jersey, operated by the Union Township Historical Society.

   Libraries – Historical Societies – Museums – Fora

  • Crossroads of the American Revolution Assoication, National Heritage Area, Princeton, New Jersey
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (Music in 18th Century Dublin)
  • Yale Center for British Art New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Holland Society of New York New York, New York.
  • Bergen County Historical Society River Edge, New Jersey.
  • The Friends of the Princeton University Library Princeton, New Jersey.
  • The Irish-American Historical Society, New York City (Music in 18th Century Dublin)
  • The Thomas Paine Society of Bordentown, New Jersey
  • The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • The Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey
  • The Friends of the Princeton Public Library, Princeton, New Jersey
  • The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison, New Jersey
  • The New York State Historical Association (The Farmers’ Museum) – Cooperstown, New York
  • The Friends of the Westfield Library, Westfield, New Jersey
  • The New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, New Jersey
  • The Evergreen Forum, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, Massachusetts
  • Memorial Hall (1798) Museum, Deerfield, Massachusetts
  • The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey
  • “Ellarslie”, the Museum of the City of Trenton, Trenton, New Jersey
  • The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
  • The Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
  • The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
  • York County Historical Society & Museum,York, Pennsylvania
  • The Lewis and Clark Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [with the Colonial Assembly]
  • Trenton Downtown Association, Trenton, New Jersey, Patriots Week, 2005-2007 [with the Colonial Assembly]: a Celebration of Trentons Revolutionary Past through Art, Music, Literature, and Living History
  • Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey
  • Friends of Music at Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey

     Colleges and Universities

  • Lafayette College (Williams Center for the Arts) – Easton, Pennsylvania
  • The College of New Jersey (Department of Music) – Trenton, New Jersey
  • Immaculata University (Irish Studies) – Immaculata, Pennsylvania
  • New York University (Irish Studies) – New York City, New York
  • Rutgers University (Mason Gross School of the Arts) – New Brunswick, NJ
  • The College of William and Mary (Wren Chapel)  Williamsburg, Virginia
  • The Graduate College – Princeton University – Princeton, New Jersey
  • Westminster Choir College of Rider University  – Princeton, New Jersey
  • Princeton Theological Seminary – Princeton, New Jersey
  • Princeton University (Fund for Irish Studies) ~ Princeton, New Jersey
  • Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey [Scheide Old Guard Concert]

In addition to the above performance venues The Practitioners of Musick regularly perform under the auspices of the English-Speaking Union in the United States of America and The New Jersey Council for the Humanities ~ Horizon Speakers Bureau.   The Speakers Bureau programs have brought The Practitioners of Musick in contact with literally hundreds of secondary and high school students and senior citizens within the state  highlighting the musical world of Thomas Jefferson, Genl. and Mrs. Washington and Francis Hopkinson, one of New Jersey’s Five Signers of The Declaration of Independence, who is also credited as being America’s first native-born composer.

For further information on the Practitioners and their association with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, please visit the Council.