An OCO Project is underway to highlight the work of a luthier, Frank S. Chatfield, who lived in Oconomowc for many years.
Mr. Chatfield made violins, violas and celli, and donated a string quartet of instruments as well as a beautiful hand carved wood display cabinet to the Oconomowoc School System several decades ago. The instruments have served well, and now there is an effort to preserve and restore the instruments, so that they may be a treasured part of Oconomowoc history and be in wonderful shape to continue to be heard.
If you've seen the Oconomowoc Historical Society DVD 'America's Kings & Queens', the Chatfield 1937 violin is used to play 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic'
There is thought, once the instruments are restored, to highlight them on an OCO program.
As this project continues to develop, updates will be posted here.