Songs of the World Wars

Songs of the World Wars

Thursday, December 06, 2018 Songs of the World Wars


Phoenixville Public Library announces a program change for the event with musical performers Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 PM. Their new program is “Songs of the World Wars”. The popular and folk songs of the First and Second World Wars were patriotic and inspiring. Some were filled with pathos, describing tragedy, loss, fear and hope. A surprising number were humorous. During these conflicts music tied the men on the battlefield to their families at home. It united people in their beliefs and inspired those who left home and family to fight. To listen to these wartime songs is to hear the cultural history of the period brought vividly to life. This program combines some of the most entertaining and popular songs of both World Wars, along with background information on the conflicts and the music they inspired. Many of these songs will be familiar and singing along is encouraged.

Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle develop and present a series of theme-based music and history programs. They present songs that give cultural insight into interesting times, places and events in American history. Rick and Dawn carefully craft their vocals and accompaniment to sound as true to a song’s era or style as possible. Their vast repertoire includes music from the Colonial era to the present day. Rick and Dawn use these songs to illustrate the evolution of our nation’s culture and history in an informative and entertaining way.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.