MOUNT VERNON - Journey back to the early 1800's and imagine being a captured by an enemy tribe at the age of 12, married to a French trapper at age 13 and expecting your first child when you encounter two boats of pale faced men, one huge black man and a dog and your husband tells these foreigners that he and you will lead them up the Missouri River once spring arrives. Imagine that you save the expedition multiple times and are even allowed to vote on the appropriate place to build a fort. Imagine the live of this American legend and her tell her story at the next Chautauqua, Thursday, March 16 at ThePlace@TheWoodward [101 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon] at 7 PM.
Presenting a first person living history version of Sacagawea will be Julia Geiger making her second appearance on the Chautauqua stage. Her presentation of Roseanna McCoy of the Hatfield's and McCoy's fame engaged the audience with her attention to detail, right down to the Kentucky hills accent.
Opening for the program will be Joe Rollin Porter, another Mount Vernon native, who now resides in the Cleveland area and brings his amazing guitar talents to the Chautauqua stage, showcasing music from the hills and blues from the masters and has developed his own voice, his own style.
The Chautauqua Series is a donation based program with support from the Ariel Foundation and organized for our community by Elixir Presents. For more information on this and future programs please visit www.elixirpresents.com or www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102. Please join us and journey back to the exploits on the Lewis and Clark Expedition as seen through the eyes of a young woman who proved to be the salvation of the Corps of Discovery, Sacagawea. To receive an email reminder on the Sunday before each program contact Mike Petee at firstname.lastname@example.org.