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Musical Adventures in Indiana History at the Johnson County Museum

July 21, 2012 Leave a comment
Susan Ruth Brown

Susan Ruth Brown. Photo provided by the Johnson County Museum and used with written permission.

By Ange Albsmeyer
Johnson County Museum

Storyteller and instrumentalist Susan Ruth Brown invites you to join her for Musical Adventures in Indiana History: A Journey Back in Time Through Music, Story, and Dance, on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at 2:00 pm, at the Johnson County Museum in Franklin. The program will feature Ms. Brown’s expressive vocal interpretations of songs both familiar and less well-known, covering different eras of our state’s development. Ms. Brown performs on a range of instruments, including guitar, auto harp, dulcimer, zither, and pennywhistle, and husband Gary Brown adds vocal harmonies, harmonica, and rhythm instruments to the mix.

The Browns often make spontaneous decisions about the music played at each concert. “With all my performances, I try to gear the program toward the age and interests of the audience. I’m always excited before a performance and thrilled to see who gathers,” Susan explains.  The Browns encourage audience participation, and will include sing-alongs, party games, and dance to their performance.

Susan Ruth Brown has received national acclaim as a recording artist for several folk music labels, including her own Brown Studios label. “Musical Adventures in Indiana History” is part of the museum’s ongoing “Voices of the Past” storyteller series, and is open to the general public. All ages are invited to this free program.

The Johnson County Museum is located at 135 North Main Street in downtown Franklin. To learn more about the museum and its upcoming events, please visit or call 317-346-4500.