Bill Harley ’77, Grammy-winning singer-storyteller, will be reflecting upon the enduring relevance of The Phantom Tollbooth, which inspired one of his works, “Milo’s Tune.” Harley will be joined by author Norton Juster for a celebration of the beloved children’s book on Sunday, July 12, at 3 p.m. in Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Harley was awarded an honorary degree from Hamilton at the 2015 Commencement on May 24.
Ticket prices for the event are $25 for general admission, $20 for Associate members and $10 for children under 15. For tickets and information, the public may call (202) 633-3030 or visit www.smithsonianassociates.org. Copies of the documentary, The Phantom Tollbooth, and Bill Harley’s Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year and Dirty Joe the Pirate are available to purchase following the program.