MOUNT VERNON - In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring “a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise,” making it an official national holiday to be observed annually. The proclamation came after a 36-year campaign started by the a woman who became known as the “mother” or “godmother” of Thanksgiving, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale—a magazine editor and writer who also wrote the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
As an early Thanksgiving present, Elixir Presents, the Ariel Foundation and the Grand Hotel invite you to join us on Thursday, November 8 at the Grand Hotel (12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon) as the Chautauqua Series is proud to present President Abraham Lincoln as our special guest of honor.
Portraying President Lincoln will be Robert Brugler, who seems almost more comfortable portraying the President than portraying Robert Brugler. If you ever wondered what it was like to be in the presence of Lincoln, this will be the closest you’ll ever get.
Opening the program will be the music of FolkTails, bringing alive the music of the 1800’s in their own unique way.
The program is brought to you on a donation basis and the theater room is easily accessible to those with special needs. Doors will open at 6 PM with the program starting at 7 PM. Immediately after President Lincoln’s program is completed, he will take questions from the audience.
For more information on this and upcoming programs in the Chautauqua Series visit www.elixirpresents.com or call 740-392-6102 or 740-392-3018. If you would like to receive a “friendly reminder” on the Sunday before each program please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars for the annual Foodstock concert to benefit the Food For The Hungry campaign. The donation based event will be held at the Memorial Theater in Mount Vernon on Tuesday December 4 at 7 PM and will feature a musical tribute to Tom Petty and Friends. Come and join us and help your needy neighbors at the same time.