Mount Vernon – “Ripley's Believe It or Not!” comes to the Chautauqua Series this Thursday November 3, 2016. Founded by Robert Ripley, “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims. The Ripley collection includes 20,000 photographs, 30,000 artifacts and more than 100,000 cartoon panels. Ripley was a cartoonist, entrepreneur, and amateur anthropologist, best known for creating the newspaper panel series, radio show, and television show.
Elixir Presents Chautauqua Series, sponsored in part by a grant from the Ariel Foundation, provides a donation based living history program, featuring Jim Stoner as Robert Ripley. Jim will take us into the world of Robert Ripley, his life and world and end the program taking questions from the audience. Opening the program will be regular contributor, musician/historian/entertainer, Bob Ford.
The event will be held at ThePlace@TheWoodward [101 S. Main Street in historic downtown Mount Vernon]. Doors open at 6 PM at this first floor theater and the program will begin at 7 PM. For more information on this and other upcoming programs in the Chautauqua Series, please visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102. If you would like a gentle reminder email on the Sunday before each program, contact Mike Petee at firstname.lastname@example.org.