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Music of the Colonies & the American Revolution
Puppet Show Performed by CAR for CFA

The Allen Howard Society, National Society Children of the American Revolution, has delighted a variety of audiences in the Atlanta area for the past year with their original puppet show. The members, age 7-18, some of whom are Chandler descendants, designed and made the puppets and the puppet theater. They use their puppets to dramatize (as only children can!) tunes popular in the Colonies before and during the American Revolution. The performance and the flag-waving parade at the end were thoroughly enjoyed by the CFA members.

Photos on this page are by Jo An Chewning, Sharon Parham Maloney and Claudia Chandler Brocato.

Read a Thank You note from the members of the Allen Howard Society C.A.R.


Featured in the performance were seven songs of the period, dramatized by stick puppets made by the children. The narrator introduced each song by explaining the historical background or social commentary which made the tunes popular hits. During the last song, each member of the audience was encouraged to wave his or her small United States flag as the children, who were dressed in 2009-2010 Georgia Society C.A.R. T-shirts, tricorn hats, and who carried muskets and U.S. flags, marched around the puppet theater.

Musical Selections

_1. The Golden Vanity
_2. Jennie Jenkins
_3. Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me?
_4. Free America
_5. Castle Island Song
_6. Rich Lady Over the Sea
_7. Hail Columbia

The Allen Howard Society vice president told the CFA the patriotic goals of the Children of the American Revolution and explained that membership in the C.A.R. is open to children ages birth-21 who are lineal descendants of a patriot of the American Revolution. She encouraged the CFA members to consider applying for membership on behalf of their eligible children or grandchildren. She also described the 2009-2010 project of the Georgia State Society C.A.R. : To raise $4000 to be distributed equally to the four Veteran’s Affairs Medical Centers in Georgia to benefit the real American heroes: Our Veterans. After the puppet show, the children sold C.A.R. lapel pins, and all the funds they raised have been sent to the C.A.R. state president for this project.