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Instruments of War

Instruments of War provides a multi-sensory introduction to the role of music in warfare. Two Muskegon-area natives are the focus of this exhibit: Clarence Zylman and Fritz Stansell. Zylman is often credited as being the inspiration for the song “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” introduced by the Andrews Sisters in 1941. Fritz Stansell was a World War II bugler who returned to West Michigan after the war and founded Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

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