Month: February 2021

State grant benefits Chandler Music Hall, gift of Abe Lincoln’s telegraph operator

Chandler Music Hall owes its existence to private philanthropy on a scale that might be difficult to imagine, according to Chandler was a gift of Colonel Albert B. Chandler, a Randolph native, who kept up visits to his hometown of Randolph across his life. As a young man he served as a telegraph operator to Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.