Calling all history lovers!
Living History Nights, presented by the Gallipolis Chautauqua Committee, will be at the Bossard Library on June 9 - 11.
Each night a scholar/living historian will assume the role of a notable historical Ohioan and perform a monologue based on the life of that individual. This will be followed by a Q & A session -- first to the scholar/living historian in character, and then to the scholar/living historian as themselves. Some of the scholars/living historians will be available for a meet and greet after the Q & A session.
Musical performances will be offered each night beginning at 6:15 PM, with each living history performance commencing at 7:00 PM.
On Thursday night, June 9th, Rick Williams will present an in-character performance as Union Cavalry officer George Armstrong Custer.
On Friday night, June 10th, Jim Stoner will present an in-character performance as OSU coach Woody Hayes.
On Saturday night, June 11th, Suzanne Thomson will present an in-character performance as Indian scout and storyteller Mad Ann Bailey.
These performances are suitable for all ages and are free and open to the public.
Please note that in order to maintain the authenticity of the historical character, some mild language may be used in the course of the performances.
The Gallipolis Chautauqua Committee is comprised of local community members who are passionate about bringing history alive for Gallia County residents and visitors. Members include: Debbie Saunders, Chairperson (Bossard Memorial Library); Bob Hood (Field of Hope Community Campus); Amanda Crouse (Gallia County Convention & Visitors Bureau); Lynn Pauley (Bossard Memorial Library); Kaitlynn Halley (Gallia County Convention & Visitors Bureau); David Moore (Gallia Vinton Educational Service Center), Sam Wilson (University of Rio Grande, retired) and Rachel Newberry. You can follow the committee on Facebook.