Mount Vernon – On Thursday, January 28 at ThePlace@TheWoodward [120 S. Main Street] in Mount Vernon the only monthly Chautauqua/Lyceum Series in the United States kicks off its 10th season.. What is a Chautauqua? As we use the term today, it means first person living history. So what is a Lyceum? We use it to mean showcasing an historical person or topic but not in first person.
Over 9 seasons, Knox County has received visits from a wide variety of historical people including George Washington, Lucille Ball, Mozart, Ann Frank, Coretta Scott King, Mark Twain, Tecumseh, the Beatles, Dwight Eisenhower, Buddy Holly and Abraham Lincoln among others and Lyceum topics have ranged from the Donner Party and its Knox County connection to Women Detectives in Literature.
To celebrate the kick off of the 10th season, the series will present Bob Dylan, after his recovery from his infamous motorcycle crash in 1966. Myths and legends surround Dylan and especially that time in his life and Bob Dylan [portrayed by Mike Petee] will sing, play and discuss his life as Bob Dylan might then take questions from the audience.
The Series is supported in part by a grant from the Ariel Foundation and is presented on a donation basis for our community as well as the many guests who come from all parts of Ohio to enjoy and learn from these programs.
Doors open at this first floor facility at 6 PM and the program starts at 7 PM. For more information on this program and other upcoming programs visit www.elixirsings.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102. In case of any schedule changes we suggest you review the sites listed for any changes. To be included in a friendly reminder email on the Sunday before each program, contact Mike Petee at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included.