What Cheer Opera House

The latest in the top 10 list repost. I was able to check off another landmark from my life goals list when I visited the What Cheer Opera House in 2008. I’ve added some information.

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At the end of May 2008, I accomplished one of my life goals to visit an Iowa landmark, the What Cheer Opera House, for the first time. What Cheer, Iowa is now known for its opera house and the major antique sale they host on their fairgrounds 3 times a year. While there are lots restored opera houses now, What Cheer was one of the first communities to restore their opera house and still keep it up as a theater. When it was first opened it was a hot ticket and national acts such as Porter Wagoner, Lawrence Welk, and the Glen Miller band played there on a regular basis. Now it’s mostly local talent. The first few rows are wood and the back rows are padded. So bear that in mind if you’re picking a seat. It’s really a nice example of a classic opera house. One of the

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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