Mount Vernon – Can you name any famous stagecoach robbers from the Old West? Time’s up! No, not Jesse James or Billy the Kid. Jesse was more into robbing banks and Billy liked to ride in stagecoaches but never robbed one. Actually the most famous stagecoach robber was Charles Earl Bowles. Who? Bowles was better known as Black Bart. If the name sort of sounds familiar but you’re not sure why, Elixir invites you to attend the next presentation in the popular Chautauqua Series on Thursday March 31 at ThePlace@TheWoodward [120 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon].
Black Bart will be portrayed by Jim Stoner, a veteran of the Chautauqua stage. Jim will give a first person living history evening sharing the daring exploits of a person we might have heard of but don’t know very much about. Opening the program will be the entertaining folk musician, storyteller and historian, Bob Ford. The program is presented on a donation basis and doors open at this first floor theater at 6 PM. The program starts at 7 PM with Bob Ford, then Black Bart and finally Q&A with the Black Bart.
These programs are brought to you by Elixir and supported in part by a grant from The Ariel Foundation. For more information for this and upcoming presentations, visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-3018. To receive a gentle reminder email on the Sunday before each program, please send request to firstname.lastname@example.org.