The article-body with the itemprop “articleBody” discusses the popularity of vaudeville in America during the 1880s. Theaters began appearing everywhere and shows were comprised of various acts, including singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, jugglers, and acrobats. Rhode Island had a significant number of vaudeville actors and performers, including Leon Timberlake, Joseph Tetreault, Edgar Walker, and Mary Lester, among others. The article also includes details about other performers from Rhode Island who were working out of state during that time period. By the end of the 1930s, vaudeville’s popularity dwindled, but some actors continued to perform. The Rhode Island Historical Society will present a lecture on local vaudeville talent’s history on Feb. 20, free to view on Zoom. Registration details are available at https://bit.ly/3GGo83u. All images will remain in the post.