Mount Vernon –On Thursday May 26, the Chautauqua Series presents Susan Kahrl as Erma Bombeck humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper humor column describing suburban home life, syndicated from 1965 to 1996. She also published 15 books, most of which became bestsellers. The program will be at the Grand Hotel (12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon) at 7 PM. The cost of admission is a donation with all monies collected going to the performer. The Chautauqua Series is brought to you with the help of a grant provided by the Ariel Foundation.
For those unfamiliar with the Chautauqua format, these programs present historical figures in first person portrayals, dressed in the clothing of the era. Susan will give her presentation then take questions from the audience. These programs are intended for families, students and all who wish to know more about history in a family friendly, entertaining manner.
There will be no opening act for this Chautauqua so please come early to see full presentation.
NOTE: Masks are optional. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.
Upcoming programs include:
June 30 – Mark Jordan with more local murder mysteries.
July 28 – Jim & Amy. K. Stoner as Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
August 25 – Tammy Souhrada as Shirley Temple Black
September 29 – Chris Petee discusses women spies of World War II
October 27 – Benjamin Frayser as President James Garfield
November 17 – Raylene Hlavaty as Jane Austen
For more information about these programs, visit www.elixirpresents.com. If you would like to receive a “Gentle Reminder” on the Sunday before each program, contact The Chautauqua Series at firstname.lastname@example.org.