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National Peace Jubilee and Musical Festival Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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The National Peace Jubilee and Music Festival took place in Boston, Massachusetts on June 15-19, 1869, to commemorate the restoration of peace four years after the American Civil War. It was an "immense" gathering of orchestral and choral performers. A second festival was held in 1872. Patrick Gilmore, a noted bandmaster of the era, organized both Peace Jubilees.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.

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