Mount Vernon – How many of you reading this knew that the famous pitcher Cy Young retired and lived his twilight years in a small house just outside Peoli, Ohio, located between Newcomerstown and Freeport, approximately 50 miles from Mount Vernon? He stayed until his death at age 88 in 1955 and is buried there. Young is best known for numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for a century. He compiled 511 wins, still the most ever and 94 ahead of Walter Johnson who is second on the list. Young was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.
Christopher Hart, veteran of the Chautauqua stage will present Cy Young as part of the 9th season of the Chautauqua Series, Thursday May 28. The program will be at ThePlace@TheWoodward located in downtown Mount Vernon at 120 S. Main Street. The facility is a first floor theater and easily accessible to those with special needs. Doors open at 6 PM, the program starts at 7 PM.
Opening the program will be Owl Creek, an all original group of musicians from this area that have a style that will woo and soothe you. The presentation by Mr. Hart will be in first person living history style and he will take questions from the audience in character immediately after the presentation.
The best part, this program is brought to you by the members of Elixir and supported in part by The Ariel Foundation and is presented on a donation basis, with all money received going directly to the performers.
For more information on this program and future programs in the series, call 740-392-6102 or visit www.elixirpresents.com or www.VisitKnoxOhio.org.