The Rise and Fall of Willow Grove Park
Dr. Thomas Cox traces the history of Willow Grove Park from its inception and opening to its eventual decline half a century later.
Concert Music in PT Barnum's Day
To understand the popularity of the music of Willow Grove Park, one must take a glimpse into the history of the concert band in the United States in the late 1800's.
WGP Search and Find
A search and find wih questions about this website.
Form in Music
A brief primer on the various forms in music, focusing mainly on the types of music played in Willow Grove Park.
What is Willow Grove Park
Leigh Mitchell Hodges, a park patron of the heyday, writes an introduction for a park promotional pamphlet.
"It is the evolution of a novel idea. It is an institution of learning, where the best of knowledge may be got for nothing in the pleasantest of forms. It is a summer-school of music with refined amusements for optional selection by those among its multitude of patrons who desire such."