Musicians share a laugh, Westport Island, 1987

Contributed by an individual through Westport Island History Committee

Musicians share a laugh, Westport Island, 1987

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William "Bill" Bonyun sang a tribute to Verlie Greenleaf (pianist) during the Recreation Committee's Heritage Day Dance at the historic Westport Island Town Hall.

Verlie, age 96, played the piano for Westport community dances and events from the time she was a young woman. Bill played the guitar and was a folksinger who lived on the Island, along with his wife Gene.

The Bonyuns were known for using "heirloom" folk songs as a tool for making history teaching come alive. They made records for the classroom on their Heirloom record label.

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About This Item

  • Title: Musicians share a laugh, Westport Island, 1987
  • Creator: Mason, Dike
  • Creation Date: 1987-09-12
  • Subject Date: 1987-09-12
  • Town: Westport Island
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 15.1 cm x 10.1 cm
  • Local Code: ColbyGreenleaf.Photo.48.1987
  • Collection: Colby Greenleaf Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Westport Island History Committee
6 Fowles Point Road, Westport Island, ME 04578
(207) 882-8477
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