It’s not necessarily an honor city residents are anxious to achieve—they do have to be dead, after all—but the Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame plans to induct its latest member, vaudeville star Maggie Cline, this Saturday, May 11 at a 4 p.m. ceremony at downtown pub Peddler’s Daughter, Committee member Jack Lynch tells WHAV.
Joining the likes of Archie comics creator Bob Montana, movie mogul Louis B. Mayer and John Greenleaf Whittier, Cline was eligible for inclusion having been born in Haverhill in 1857.
As Lynch explained on Monday’s episode of the Open Mic Show, the venue for this weekend’s induction ceremony is especially appropriate given Cline’s family background as a peddler’s daughter. “She’s the namesake of the Peddler’s Daughter. Her father was a peddler in the pre-Civil War days,” Lynch said.
This weekend’s ceremony includes music from Ruth Cranton as Maggie and other favorites by Paul Prue. Admission is free.