In partnership with the Maryland Humanities Council, the Avalon Foundation will be presenting Chautauqua in Easton this summer. The Chautauqua series is an entertaining and educational experience with audience participation. This year, meet Jefferson Davis, Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman in “The American Civil War: A House Divided”. The first part of the evening will have character actors in costume portraying the historical figures through skits, humor and stories while educating the audience about our history. This is followed by a Q & A while the actor remains in character and then the audience will be able to ask questions to the actors themselves. This event is one of a kind and perfect for all ages.
As part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, Maryland Humanity Council’s living history series will feature three key figures: Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, Abraham Lincoln, “The Great Emancipator”, and “The Moses of Her People” – our own Harriet Tubman, the conductor of the Underground Railroad to freedom.
Mon-Wed, July 11-13, 7 p.m.
Chautauqua – “The American Civil War: A House Divided”
Mon, July 11, in Thompson Park: Jefferson Davis portrayed by Doug Mishler
Tues, July 12, at Londonderry Manor House: Abraham Lincoln portrayed by Jim Getty
Wed, July 13, at Idlewild Park: Harriet Tubman portrayed by Gwendolyn Briley-Strand
This series is underwritten by Hope & Tony Harrington and the Talbot County Arts Council with funds from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton and St. Michaels. This is the work of the Avalon Foundation. www.theavalonfoundation.com 410-822-7299.