Live music shares the stage with history when Bucky Halker performs at OPRF Museum to honor the contributions of workers to American society. Halker will present a variety of songs that grew from the labor movement’s struggles to improve working conditions in Illinois and the rest of the nation in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Clark “Bucky” Halker is a songwriter, performer, and historian with 15 albums to his credit, including Anywhere But Utah: Songs of Joe Hill and The Ghost of Woody Guthrie, an original music tribute to the legendary folksinger. Halker is the scholar-producer of the five-volume Folksongs of Illinois CD series and author of the book For Democracy, Workers, and God: Labor Song-Poems and Labor Protest, 1865-1895. Halker holds a Ph.D. in American History and received the prestigious Archie Green Fellowship from the Library of Congress American Folklife Center in 2012.
Tickets for this event are $8 for OPRF Museum members or $10 for non-members and may be ordered in our online store or by phone at (708) 848-6755.