Mount Vernon – According to the Kenyon College Family Farm Project, “Native Americans first appeared in Knox County around 11,000 B.C….Prior to the arrival of white settlers, the only tools which the Indians of this area had were stone hatchets, pointed sticks, and bone shovels and hoes…. After the settlers arrived the Indians quickly began to adopt their tools. By 1825, many of the Indians had been removed from Knox County and by 1842 they were almost entirely pushed out of the area.”
On Thursday September 25, the Chautauqua Series presents a representative of the Native Americans located in the Knox County area around the early 1800’s. Portraying “Blue Eyes”, a white boy captured by the Natives and then spent considerable time in this area will be portrayed by Ralph Arms, noted Native American re-enactor. Mr. Arms planned to portray Chief Armstrong, a native from this area who interacted several times with Dan Emmett's father, but historic data is scarce so he plans to portray Blue Eyes and include a lot of information about what it was like in the early 1800's in this area of Ohio.
Opening the program is Owl Creek, an all original home grown musical experience, consisting of Sarah Goslee Reed, Alison Cline, Skip Trask, Roy Rush and Mike Petee. The group brings many musical styles and instrumentation that produces a blend of music that is both contemporary and yet timeless. The band is in the process of recording their first offering and buzz is already generating about the results of the initial sessions.
The program starts at 7 PM at ThePlace@TheWoodward [111. S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon] with Owl Creek and then …. At 7:45 PM. The doors open at 6 PM and the theatrehas easy access for those with special needs such as walkers, wheel chairs and strollers. This series is brought to you by Elixir and presented on a donation basis. For more information on this and upcoming programs, visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102. If you would like to receive a reminder on the Sunday before each program by email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.