The annual Chautauquas presented by the Morgan County Historical Society are filled with historical re-enactments, storytelling, lectures, music, and dance.
Share in the fun of the 2007 Chautauqua, Voices for Freedom and Justice, as the Morgan County Historical Society introduces: John Ross, Harriett Tubman and Frederick Douglass.
4 PM: “Classical Songs in Many Tongues,” Angela Sanders, accompanied by Rudolf Zuiderveld, Illinois College – Jacksonville
5 PM: John Ross (1790-1866), “Fighter for Cherokee Rights,” portrayed by Michael Hughes, Ada, OK
6 PM: Supper*
7 PM: Harriett Tubman (1820-1913), “Moses of her people,” portrayed by Kathryn Harris, Springfield, IL
8:15 PM: Frederick Douglass (1817-1895), “The Lion of Anacostia”, portrayed by Charles Everett Pace, Texarkana, TX
*Supper served from 6:10 – 6:50 PM. Dinner reservations need to be made at least a day in advance at Hamilton’s Catering Service. Phone 217-675-2720, fax 217-675-2711; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For the answering service, please leave your full name, the date of the reservation, and the number of meals ordered. Price per dinner is $10.00.
This event is funded in pary by a mini-grant from the Illinios Humanities Council.
For more information, please contact Wolf Fuhrig at 217-243-2423.