Maria von Trapp - Talk led by Marian Strobel

In 1965 The Sound of Music won five Academy Awards and captured the hearts of America. Many were surprised to find that there really is a Maria and her life story is even more captivating and surprising than the popular film. Matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers, Maria von Trapp (1905-1987) is a woman of passionate faith and uncompromising determination. Her life takes her from orphan to Baroness, from novice at Nonnberg Abbey to mother of 10 children. Maria boldly leads her family as refugees leaving Nazi-invaded Austria to becoming an internationally known singing group in America and around the world.

If you have seen the movie and think you know the truth about the Trapp family, think again! Sharing memories from pre-WWII Austria to the 1965 release of The Sound of Music, you’ll learn the story of the Trapp Family and their journey to a new start in America. The family faced many mountains to climb with challenges, set-backs and hard work. Maria’s is a story of overcoming and the faith to keep on trying.

LIVE IN PERSON PROGRAM – Hughes Main Library. 

LIVESTREAM VIEWING - Want to watch from home?
The Talk will be livestreamed and questions will be taken from the virtual audience. A link to the livestream will be available at the History Comes Alive website when the event starts.

This event is not a costumed performance but will feature audience Q/A.