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Ashland Chautauqua 2017: Voices of Courage

Published: July 18, 2017

With funding support by Ohio Humanities, the Ashland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau presents, Ashland Chautauqua: Voices of Courage.  This five-day event features living history performances of  timeless advocates to the rights of others. The event’s featured advocates are: • Civil rights activist Rosa Parks, by scholar Becky Stone; • Civil aviator… Read More


Gene Worthington as Theodore Roosevelt (MILAN)

Published: July 1, 2017

Gene Worthington as Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919), often referred to as Teddy or TR, was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States, from 1901 to 1909. Gene Worthington’s Teddy Roosevelt introduces us to… Read More


Dianne Moran as Dian Fossey (MILAN)

Published: June 30, 2017

Dianne Moran as Dian Fossey Dian Fossey (January 16, 1932 – c. December 26, 1985) was an American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist whose 1983 book Gorillas in the Mist brought worldwide attention to her study of mountain gorilla groups in Rwanda and her battle to save the gorillas from extinction. Dianne Moran’s dramatic depiction of… Read More


Susan Marie Frontczak as Mary Shelley (MILAN)

Published: June 29, 2017

Susan Marie Frontczak as Mary Shelley Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus(1818). Susan Marie Frontczak’s presentation will illuminate Shelley’s relationship with the natural world,… Read More


Dan Cutler as Chief Cornstalk (MILAN)

Published: June 28, 2017

Dan Cutler as Cornstalk (Hokolesqua) Cornstalk (Shawnee: Hokoleskwa) (ca. 1720 – November 10, 1777) was a prominent leader of the Shawnee nation just prior to the American Revolution. Dan Cutler’s portrayal of Cornstalk reveals how Native American practices regarding the natural world changed in the face of European colonization. Read More

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