Backintyme – Frank and Mary Lee Sweet
Backintyme makes history come alive. We don period dress to perform stories and songs of the 19th century. Each performance piece consists of an anecdote drawn from historical research, interwoven with a related song of the time. The stories tell what folks did and thought back then — their acts and ideas. They form the source of our knowledge of the past. The songs reveal what they felt — their emotions. They weave the fabric of our understanding.
Backintyme portrays living history at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, and at reenactments and schools throughout Florida. They also publish a series of history booklets that are sold in museum, historic site, and state park gift shops in Florida.
Mary Lee Sweet: Retired media specialist, elementary school teacher. Percussion (bodhran, rhythm bones, tamborine, limber toy, jawbone).
Frank W. Sweet: Historian, retired computer scientist. Banjo, guitar