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Matt Watroba and Rev. Robert Jones


 Ever since their first meeting, over twenty years ago, Robert Jones and Matt Watroba have been musical partners.

They started performing together and , in doing so, they discovered a friendship based in mutual respect and a love for traditional American music.

Now, Matt and Robert literally travel the nation extolling the virtues of "Music That Matters".

For Matt and Robert, American Roots Music (Folk, Blues, spirituals, Work Songs, Chants, etc.) is music that matters.

This is the music that America and the world have in common.

It is music that reflects history, social change, migration, hopes and dreams.

It is music that is rich and diverse, direct and powerful.

As talented as they are individually, Matt and Robert together form a synergy that is hard to describe.

Saturday December 3


Tickets $12.00 


"Christmas Through A Childs Eyes"

Festival of Trees & Sweet Shoppe

Don't miss this beautiful display of decorated trees and table displays 



Saturday, November 26

10 am-4pm

Sunday, November 27



Donation $5.00 at the door 





Live! In The House Concert Series 2016-2017

We are pleased to announce the ninth annual “Live in the House Concert Series” to be presented in the historic Pemberville Opera House.  Nine shows are scheduled to take place on the first Saturday** of each month September through May.

Live entertainment is just a walk away!

This is your last opportunity to buy season tickets for this series. With two shows down, season tickets are available for the low price of only $70.00 or you may purchase individual tickets for the shows of your choosing for only $12.00 per show.




December 3, Matt Watroba and Robert Jones    American Roots Music (Folk, Blues, Spirituals, Work Songs, Chants, etc.) as the music that matters.  This is the music that America and that the world has in common, that reflects history, social change, migration, hopes and dreams. 

January 7, Silent Movie Night Once again featuring Lynne Long on the piano, don’t miss this wonderful evening of an old fashioned night at the movies!


February 4, Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic   America’s premier youth fiddling show band present an energetic and polished show that features a diverse range of music from American folk, fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, western swing, and Celtic traditions


March 4, Dodworth Saxhorn Band is America's Premier 19th Century Brass Band recreating the music and atmosphere of a 19th Century community brass band.


April 1, Christine Lavin   Leave your worries at the doorstep and join Christine Lavin she presents a night of comedy unlike any other presenting her unique brand of clean and hilarious musical comedy to audiences across the US.

May 6, Wild Carrot   "…a whirlwind of Roots music forms, touching on Bluegrass, Country, swinging Jazz, Contemporary Folk and Celtic music ...with a consistently masterful grace (and) flawless harmonies.”





You're Help Is Needed!

Can you give 100?  We're looking for 150 people to give $100.00. That will get the elevator to the finish line! Will you help?


We realize that many of you have already given and we're so appreciative, but we have to ask, can you give $100.00 more? Your help is truly needed in this final stretch!


Or maybe you haven't given yet....if that's the case, can you give $100.00? or even more?


Can you tell your friends and family? Can you ask them to send $100.00 to help us finish the elevator? Can you help us reach 250 people with this plea?


Can you help spread the word that we need $100.00 from 250 people? Can you put this on your facebook page? Can you send out an email to your contacts list and ask them to help? Can you make a few phone calls and ask for $100.00?


Just $100.00!!! Can you help make the elevator a reality....can you give $100.00?


Every little bit helps us reach the finish line!! Please give today!


Mail to: PFAHS, P.O. Box 802, Pemberville, Ohio 43450 or click on  or  or call Carol 419-419-9645 

Thank you for helping!! 




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This gem of a theatre, built in 1891 is located

 in the heart of the Village of Pemberville.
 The Opera House has been lovingly
restored and is now operated by the
 Pemberville Freedom Area Historical Society.

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