'School House Magic' is theme for Colton's Sunday Rock Legacy Project for 2014
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 2:45 pm

The Steering Committee of the Sunday Rock Legacy Project meets monthly to plan activities for the 2014 season, including historic, educational, and theatrical activities in Colton. Photo by Frank Vaisey.

COLTON -- The Sunday Rock Legacy Project, host to last year’s “1940s Radio Hour,” has started planning for an “Abracadabra: School House Magic” theme in 2014.

Events will include the musical production of the Tony award-winning play “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” as well as tie-ins to Colton history and a museum exhibit about one-room schoolhouses.

"Working with our school and the Grasse River Players on a common historical theme gives us at the Colton Museum a wonderful opportunity to provide a unique summer exhibit at the Colton Museum. The displays tell a story of Colton's past, and become an opportunity for education, research and enjoyment," said Colton Historical Society President Cynthia Hennessy.

The project has collaborated with the Colton Historical Society, Colton-Pierrepont Central School, and Grasse River Players for the last two years to host musicals, museum exhibits, and the school’s “COLTS” learning day.

“Engaging our students to relevant local history and culture is a critical part of student learning. The Sunday Rock Legacy Project is an incredible resource for us to collaborate with the community on this aspect of education,” said Joe Kardash, superintendent of the Colton-Pierrepont school district.

Past musical productions included “Sunday Rock-The Folk Musical” in 2012 and “The 1940’s Radio Hour” in 2013, both with budgets near $20,000.

The success of the first production, which set attendance records for a local amateur production, encouraged the collaboration to continue working together as the Sunday Rock Legacy Project.

To volunteer contact Frank Vaisey at 261-1134 or fvaisey@yahoo.com visit The Sunday Rock Legacy Project Facebook page.