President John Adams to Speak at July 2 Chautauqua
Mount Vernon – Trying to follow up someone like George Washington as President is not an enviable position to be in but John Adams did the job and he had a strong woman to help, namely his wife Abigail. Being a Founding Father, assisting in the writing of the Declaration of Independence, diplomat and most visible proponent for Independence from Great Britain, John Adams will bring in Mount Vernon’s celebration of Independence Day and the grand celebration of our new Ariel Foundation Park, by speaking at the Chautauqua Series, this coming Thursday, July 2, at ThePlace@TheWoodward (120 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon).
The Chautauqua Series, organized and brought to you by the members of Elixir and supported in part through a grant from the Ariel Foundation, is the only year round Chautauqua Series in the United States according to the Ohio Humanities Council, presenting first person living history programs with opening musical acts to create the atmosphere of the era. This program will have Pocketful o’Gimmick presenting music of the 1700’s.
The doors will open for this donation based program, at 6 PM, with Pocketful o’Gimmick presenting music at 7 PM, John Adams [presented by Greg Patterson] at 7:45 and then a question and answer period with the President immediately after his presentation.
For more information on this and upcoming programs visit www.elixirpresents.com or www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102. To receive a “gentle reminder” email on the Sunday before each program, contact Mike Petee at firstname.lastname@example.org.