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1895 Kirmess.

On Monday, the 18th instant, the long talked of, much - thought - of Kirmess will be given at the Academy of Music for the benefit of the Confederate monument, under the management of Mrs. Jas. Y. Leigh, and taught by Mr. J. H. McDonnell, whose wonderful skill in drilling the dancers has made the Kirmess a success wherever he has given it. It is safe to promise the public an entertainment which will far surpass anything ever given here before. The cause is one of such great interest to the people of Norfolk it is believed there will only be standing room at the three performances - Monday and Tuesday nights and Tuesday matinee.

Historic Documents related to the monument

1895 Monument of Peace, 1895 Kirmess, 1897 Raising Money, Report of the Committee on Monument, Board of Trustees, Monument Approval, Communication from City Treasurer, Signing Monument Contract, 1899 Ground Braking, 1899 Plans For Laying The Corner Stone, 1899 Laying The Corner Stone, 1902 History of the Monument, 1907 Standard Bearer, 1907 Memorial Day

Source of Information

Norfolk Virginian, Volume 49, Number 69, 10 February 1895.