Mark Roozen, DVM, MBA

IMPRESSIVE MILLERSBURG OPERA HOUSE.
Built sometime between1885 and1890, this stalwart landmark on Millersburg’s Main Street housed commercial establishments at street level and a large theater on the second level. According to a booklet on Millersburg produced in1901, “An opera house, well seated and supplied with scenery, is owned and managed by the Oddfellows.” The Oddfellows are one of the two “secret” societies for white Millersburg residents listed in the booklet. The Masons were the second “secret” society. African American “secret” societies listed were: the Oddfellows, Knights of the Wise Men, and Benevolents.
Although it is doubtful that Aida was ever staged here, the Millersburg Opera House provided a venue for plays and ceremonies for the community for many years.