Living History Nights at Bossard Library

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Calling all history lovers!

Living History Nights, presented by the Gallipolis Living History Nights Committee, will be at the Bossard Library on July 18-20. The theme for this year's performances is First Ladies in Black: Wives of Assassinated Presidents.

Each night a scholar/living historian will assume the role of a First Lady in Black 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, July 18th, Anne McEvoy will present an in-character performance as First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln.

On Friday night, July 19th, Tammy Souhrada will present an in-character performance as First Lady Lucretia Garfield.

On Saturday night, July 20th, Amy Stoner will present an in-character performance as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

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 Living History Nights 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 (Gallia County Chamber of Commerce); 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); Bill Dummitt (LandBaron Properties, LLC) and Grace Cremeans. 

Gallipolis Living History Nights is funded solely by donations and sponsorships. You can follow the committee on Facebook.