Chautauqua Series Features Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Mount Vernon – The Chautauqua Series continues on September 30 at the Grand Hotel (12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon) at 7 PM with Susan Kahrl portraying Elizabeth Cady Stanton - author, lecturer, and chief philosopher of the woman’s rights and suffrage movements and formulated the agenda for woman’s rights that guided the struggle well into the 20th century. Opening the program will be Gerry Rensel.
Note: due to the continued COVID-19 surge - masks will be required to attend performance. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the event.
For those who are unfamiliar with the Chautauqua Series, it features first person living history portrayals. The performers dress as a person from history and present an evening based on research of the featured character.
The Chautauqua Series is sponsored in part by a grant from the Ariel Foundation, The programs are intended for families, students and all who wish to know more about history in a fun, entertaining manner. Audiences will be able to ask questions at the end of each program. Each show is donation based, with all monies collected going to the performers.
The schedule for 2021 is as follows:
September 30 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Susan Kahrl)
October 12 (NOTE: TUESDAY) – General George Patton (Ken Hammontree)
October 28 – Ceely Rose Book (presented by Mark Jordan)
November 11 – Amelia Earhart (Amy K. Stone)
November 18 – Marie Curie (Tammy Souhrada)
For more information about these programs, visit www.elixirpresents.com, or you can call 740-392-3018. If you would like to receive a “Gentle Reminder” on the Sunday before each program please contact Mike Petee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chautauqua’s Return with Woodstock Presentation
MOUNT VERNON – For nearly a year and a half, the Chautauqua Series has been on-hold due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. The Series will resume on Thursday September 9 at 7 PM at the Grand Hotel (12 Public Square in Downtown Mount Vernon). Masks will be required to safeguard our audience.
The first program will take the audience to Woodstock with a slide presentation showing the organizers planning the event, take the audience on the road to Woodstock, put the audience in the crowd, then present a mini-concert featuring songs played at the event. The audience will experience the aftermath of the concert, photos of bands then and now, and couples, then and now, who met at Woodstock, married and are still married today.
The Chautauqua Series is organized and presented by Elixir Presents with the support from the Ariel Foundation, KPAC and the Grand Hotel. The programs are donation based with funds collected going to the performers and everyone is welcome as long as they are willing to wear a mask.
The Chautauqua Series in its 14th season has been recognized by the Ohio Humanities Council as the only year round monthly Chautauqua Series in the United States and was nominated for an Ohio Governor’s Award in 2019.
For more information about this program and upcoming presentations, please visit www.elixirpresents.com or call 740-392-3018. To receive a “Gentle Reminder” email on the Sunday before each program, contact Mike Petee at email@example.com.
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