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Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School of Folk Music

A historical tour of Old Town School fueled by archival photos, recordings and video. This complements a photo exhibit on the walls of the Old Town School (4544 N. Lincoln Ave, basement). Text by Tanya Lee, Ph.D. / Photos curated by Colby Maddox.

  • 1.

    The Roots of the Old Town School

    The Roots of the Old Town School

    The Old Town School of Folk Music up until 1957

  • 2.

    A Musical Democracy

    A Musical Democracy

    The Old Town School of Folk Music, 1957-1967

  • 3.

    Learning by Doing

    Learning by Doing

    Old Town School of Folk Music, 1968-1986, Part I

  • 4.

    A unique folk scene...or market?

    A unique folk scene...or market?

    The Old Town School of Folk Music, 1968-1986, Part II

  • 5.

    Finding the World in Chicago

    Finding the World in Chicago

    The Old Town School of Folk Music, 1987-1996

  • 6.

    The Circle in The Square

    The Circle in The Square

    The Old Town School of Folk Music, 1997-2007

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