MOUNT VERNON – On February 14, 1884 Theodore Roosevelt mourned the deaths of his wife and mother and two days earlier celebrated the birth of his daughter Alice. The double tragedy devastated Roosevelt. He ordered those around him not to mention his wife’s name. Burdened by grief, he abandoned politics, left the infant Alice with his sister Bamie, and, at the end of 1884, struck out for the Dakota territories, where he lived as a rancher and worked as a sheriff. He married his childhood sweet heart Edith on December 2, 1886. Theodore and Edith, portrayed by Dayton residents Larry and Julia Marple will speak at the Chautauqua Series this coming Thursday May 11. The Chautauqua's are first person living history, so the audience will meet and learn what being in the presence of Teddy and Edith might be like. The program is presented on a donation basis and held at ThePlace@TheWoodward, 101 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Opening for the program will be Zac Sherman. The doors open at 6 PM, Zac will perform music to set the mood at 7 PM with TR and Edith taking the stage at approximately 7:45. Immediately after their presentation, the microphones will be open for a question and answer period with the audience.
These programs are brought to you on a donation basis and organized and presented by Elixir Presents and supported in part by a grant from the Ariel Foundation. For more information on this or upcoming programs, visitwww.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102. If you would like a gentle reminder on the Sunday before each program please contact Mike Petee at firstname.lastname@example.org.