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The Humbug and the Nightingale

Dr. Mark C. Samples

On September 1, 1850, forty-thousand people descended on the New York City Harbor to welcome singer Jenny Lind at the start of her American tour. This is the surprising story of how P. T. Barnum’s efforts in the preceding months transformed the Swedish Nightingale into America's Swedish Nightingale, and the surprising in uence of promotion on cultural history. 

What: Celebrating the Arts and Humanities Speaker Series

When: On October 17, 2017, 4 p.m.

Where: Recital Hall in the Central Washington University McIntyre Music Building

Free and open to the public.