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Exhibition Open House

Event Details

February 15, 2024 4:00 PM
Location: Victorian House Museum
308 W 3rd St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Contact Name: Carrie Eilderts
Email: cfhistory@cfu.net
Phone: 319-266-5149
Website: https://www.cfhistory.org/what-we-do#EventsandPrograms

Event Description

Join us for light refreshments as we celebrate the launch of our 2024 exhibition, The Rosenthals: The Show Must Go On!

Vaudeville! Before radio, TV, YouTube and TikTok, entertainers crisscrossed the United States via railroad and by Model T, bringing music, laughs and sometimes outlandish acts to stages in towns and cities of all sizes. Cedar Falls hosted vaudevillians in its theatres, but Cedar Falls was also home to the nationally known Vaudeville couple: Lew and Mabel Rosenthal. Lew and Mabel worked under the name of “Rose & Severns” and played venues from coast to coast and into Canada. Their home on Grand Blvd. was always open to their fellow vaudevillians, whether for a day or two, or longer for those down on their luck. Learn about this fascinating couple and their work and life together, in our featured exhibit for 2024.