This coming Thursday, June 13, Bob Ford will act as the moderator, discussing what we the audience, want to do in regard to the Fugitive Slave Act? Do we, as a community, want to help runaway slaves or turn them to the bounty hunters? Bob will take us on a journey explaining what it means to be a slave and what it will mean aid an escaped slave. The presentation will be similar to what did take place in many communities in the North leading up to and during the Civil War.
Bob will include musical examples of the era and use interesting examples of things we the audience need to think about as we make our decision and vote on our decision.
The Chautauqua Series is held in the lower level at the Grand Hotel (12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon).The facility is accessible to those with special needs such as walkers, wheel chairs, service dogs and strollers. Doors open at 6 PM and program begins at 7 PM.
The Series, now in its 13th season, is organized and brought to you by Elixir Presents, the Grand Hotel and supported in part by a generous grant from the Ariel Foundation. These programs bring year round living history to our community and are presented on a donation basis. All donations go directly to the performers.
For more information about this and upcoming presentations, please visit www.elixirpresents.com,
www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-3018. To receive a “Gentle Reminder” email on the Sunday before each program, contact Mike Petee at email@example.com.