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Ohio Chautaqua 2012 coming to a town near you

May 30, 2012
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Ohio Chautauqua 2012, a unique mixture of education and entertainment, will focus on the time When Ohio Was the Western Frontier. In these programs, you can explore the lives and legacies of those who encountered Ohio in its infancy and helped shape the state into what it is today. Characters for Ohio Chautauqua 2012 are naturalist and folk hero Johnny Appleseed, frontier aristocrat Margaret Blennerhassett, Iroquois leader Chief John Logan, Lewis & Clark expedition member York, and hero of the Battle of Lake Erie Oliver Hazard Perry.

These frontier-themed programs will visit five communities across the state of Ohio, including Marietta, Urbana, Burton, Gallipolis and Warren. The host communities have many interesting connections to the Ohio Chautauqua characters and theme.

Marietta: June 19-23

2012 will be the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Northwest Ordinance. Marietta is recognized as the first organized permanent settlement developed in the Northwest Territory. Marietta and Washington County are home to many firsts; the area is now a first-class destination for historic tourism.

Fact Box

? Tuesday, June 19
10:30 AM
Becoming Johnny by Hank Fincken Youth Workshop, Campus Martius Museum (601 Second Street)
2:00 PM
History in a Nutshell: The American Indian Perspective by Dan Cutler Adult Workshop, Campus Martius Museum (601 Second Street)
6:45 PM
Steve and Beverly Pottmeyer: Easy Listening, Country, Gospel Marietta College Campus (Fourth and Putnam)
7:30 PM
Margaret Blennerhassett by Debra Conner
? Wednesday, June 20
10:30 AM
Adopted by Indians by Dan Cutler Youth Workshop, O’Neill Center (333 Fourth Street) 2:00 PM
John & Johnny: Past, Present, and Future by Hank Fincken Adult Workshop, O’Neill Center (333 Fourth Street)
6:45 PM
Spare Change: Country Marietta College Campus (Fourth and Putnam) 7:30 PM York by Marvin Jefferson
? Thursday, June 21
10:30 AM
Telling a Tall Tale by Marvin Jefferson Youth Workshop, Betsey Mills Club (300 Fourth Street)
2:00 PM
Women on America’s Western Frontier by Debra Conner Adult Workshop, Betsey Mills Club (300 Fourth Street)
6:45 PM
Scott Cain: Hammer and Mountain Dulcimer Marietta College Campus (Fourth and Putnam)
7:30 PM
Oliver Hazard Perry by Jeremy Meier
? Friday, June 22
10:30 AM
Inspired by Margaret Blennerhassett by Debra Conner Youth Workshop, Valley Gem Barge (601 Front Street)
2:00 PM
Three Perspectives on the Battle of Lake Erie by Jeremy Meier Adult Workshop, Valley Gem Barge (601 Front Street)
6:45 PM
Tunnel Hill: Traditional Bluegrass Marietta College Campus (Fourth and Putnam)
7:30 PM
Chief Logan by Dan Cutler
Saturday, June 23
10:30 AM
A Star Spangled Banner by Jeremy Meier Youth Workshop, Ohio River Museum (601 Front Street)
2:00 PM
York, William Clark, Slavery, and American History by Marvin Jefferson Adult Workshop, Ohio River Museum (601 Front Street)
6:45 PM
Vintage Strings: Hammer Dulcimer and Limber Jacks Marietta College Campus (Fourth and Putnam) 7:30 PM Johnny Appleseed by Hank Fincken

 
 

 

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