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Through the decades, music has brought Newarkers together, from public performances by the American Vulcanized Fibre Company Band to the more refined Newark Music Society's musicales, held in private homes.

(Newark Opera House)
Newark Opera House, from Newark, Delaware, Board of Trades
invites industries
, compiled by E.P. Cowell.
Newark, Del.: Newark Board of Trade, 1901.

Newark Symphony Orchestra : NSO 30 yrs. : since 1966. Newark, Del. : The Orchestra, 1996.

Musicale [at the home of Mayor E.B. Frazer], April 8, 1924.
Newark Music Society records.

Newark Opera House, 1901, from Newark, Delaware Board of Trade invites industries : free land, no taxes / compiled by E.P. Cowell. Newark, Del. : Newark Board of Trade, 1901. In addition to the theater, the Opera House building housed the Newark Trust Company, the post office, and fraternal lodges ("branches of all the principal secret societies").

Seating plan of Opera House, Newark, Delaware, undated (before 1920).
Wilbur T. Wilson map collection.
Gift of the estate of Wilbur T. Wilson

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