Mention the old family name “Sorg” around these parts and “culture” comes to mind.
The stately “Sorg Mansion” on South Main Street in Middletown was recently opened for tours.
Just up the street, the elegant opera house that bears the name has been revitalized and opened for business thanks to hard-working citizens with a love of local history and the arts.
The late Middletown, Ohio, industrialist Paul J. Sorg would have been proud.
Today the Sorg Opera House at 63 South Main is abuzz with anticipation for an eclectic 2019 season of some of the best alt-pop-and-alt-rock, blues, jazz and bluegrass around... (*)
Now we ask: who’s played the Sorg in the past? The famous cowboy, actor and humorist Will Rogers, for one.
To find some answers, click through MidPointe Library’s Digital Archives to see photos of the Sorg Opera House and those who have graced its stage. Made available by locals who love Middletown history, the collections includes portraits of performers, some unidentified, who once entertained Sorg audiences.
Let us know if you can identify the unnamed!