The purpose of this site is to be a work in progress of collecting the history of the Loomer Opera House that was a center of entertainment in Willimantic CT from 1880 till 1940.
Compiled by Clark Hinckley
Willimantic / Loomer Songs!
“Romantic Willimantic” and “Hey John Gray” now available at: www.clarkhinckley.com
“Hey John Gray” video coming soon!
Buffalo Bill / Loomer Shirt
WILI Interview – June 30 2017
My interview with Wayne Norman on WILI. We talked Loomer history and debuted 2 of my songs, “Romantic Willimantic” and “Hey John Gray”. You can hear the interview at: www.wili-am.com/past_guests.htm?y=2017&m=6
Boom Box Parade 2015
Technically, John Gray had become Manager in 1890, but since the parade I found that he had booked shows since it began in 1880. Gray’s entertainment connections were probably an assurance to Silas Loomer that he could build the Opera House and get great acts!