The Lex-Ham Community Theater started as a series of programs of the Lexington-Hamline Community Council (LHCC) in Saint Paul in the mid-1990s. Throughout its history, the LHCC has provided the neighborhood with programs that help to maintain good housing, a healthy environment, and facilities for recreation and strategies for protection from crime.
In 1992, the LHCC authorized a small group of motivated and energetic residents in the neighborhood to work with Richard Norris, then the band director at Concordia College in Saint Paul, to form a community band to perform concerts in the community.
In 1995, the LHCC authorized a different task force to initiate the Lex-Ham Community Theater to produce quality theatrical experiences by and for the residents of the Lexington-Hamline and surrounding neighborhoods in St. Paul. The LHCC provided a bare minimum of staff support to the company, while the LHCC Board of Directors provided general financial oversight. The Lex-Ham Community Theater operates on a day-to-day basis almost exclusively on volunteers.
In the fall of 2002, the Lex-Ham Community Theater and the Lex-Ham Community Band separated from the LHCC to operate as its own arts organization. It continues its original mission to produce quality musical and theatrical experiences by and for the residents of the Lexington-Hamline and surrounding neighborhoods in St. Paul.
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