On Thursday, January 21, Friends of John Jay Homestead will launch the 2016 John Jay Scholars Lecture Series, Telling Stories of War, when Darden Smith and Mary Judd will present SongwritingWith:Soldiers – the Civil War Diaries of Our Times.
SongwritingWith:Soldiers pairs professional songwriters with active duty and veteran service members to produce songs about their experiences. The evening will include a performance as well as information about the program. Darden Smith, Creative Director, is a singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas, who founded the program after performing in a military hospital in Germany in 2012; Mary Judd is an educator and the program’s Executive Director.
This event will be held in the Ballroom at John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
at 7:00 P.M.
, registration beginning at 6:15 P.M.
with light refreshments. Tickets are $20 for Members of Friends of John Jay Homestead and $25 for non-members.Click here
to purchase tickets.