The Earlville Opera House Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

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In 1971, Joey Skaggs heard about a beautiful 1890s opera house in Earlville, New York, that was going to be torn down and replaced with a parking lot.

To save it, preserve it, and attempt to return it to its former glory, he bought it. He then donated it to a passionate group of young local people with the stipulation that it would never be sold for a profit and that it would only be used as a cultural performance and art center. Joey’s full story about the opera house is here.

Today, in 2022, the Earlville Opera House is thriving and will celebrate its golden anniversary on September 24, 2022.

Congratulations are due to everyone over the years who has helped this incredible cultural treasure to thrive!

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