Saturday, March 3, 1:00pm
Laurel & Hardy Shorts
Split your sides with a selection of classic antics from comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
Saturday, March 3, 6:00pm
Buster Keaton's The Cameraman (1928)
A klutzy photographer tries his hand at filming newsreels to impress a young lady who works at MGM. He fails....hilariously.
Thursday, March 8, 6:00pm
Clara Bow stars in this WWI tale of action and romance in the skies. This film won the first Academy Award for Best Picture.
Saturday, March 10, 1:00pm
People on Sunday (1930)
Get a glimpse of life in Weimar Era Berlin in Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday). This beautifully shot German film follows a group of friends as they enjoy a weekend outing in the county.
Saturday, March 10, 6:00pm
Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936)
The "Little Tramp" struggles with the fast pace of the industrial world in this commentary on the hardships of the Great Depression.
Thursday, March 15, 6:00pm
King of Kings (1927)*
Cecil B. DeMille's silent epic depicts Jesus' final weeks leading up to his crucifixion.
*This film will be screened at All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 N Drew St. (right across from the museum)
Doors open half an hour before each show.
Concessions will be available for purchase.
Parking: There is a parking lot behind the museum building (spaces are limited), and street parking is available.
March 3 - March 15, 2018
You can purchase tickets in advance online, in person at the museum's front desk, or by calling
Tickets will also be sold at the door before each show.
$8 per person per show
$6 per museum member
$6 per college student with id, at the door only
Special Ticket Package: Buy a ticket to 5 shows, get the 6th show ticket free!
Celebrate the pioneers of film!
This festival is dedicated to the early days of film. You will be able to hear these films as they would have been presented when they were first released--with live pipe organ accompaniment.
Local legend Frank Rippl and Tom McNeely of the Packerland Theater Organ Society have composed music to tell stories through sound. It is truly a unique experience!
The History Museum's restored 1926 Austin organ is original to the building, and was used for Freemason ceremonies.
Each film will also be given a short introduction explaining its significance in film history by Lawrence University film studies students.
Presented in partnership with the Packerland Theater Organ Society.