They're coming...to each of the four corners of the state. They are a troupe comprised of a Shawnee chief, Frankenstein's creator, a physicist specializing in radioactivity, a former U.S. president, and a primatologist.
Ohio Humanities, in collaboration with four host communities, is proud to announce the kick off to its 18th annual Ohio Chautauqua program, June 7 through July 2.
2016 Host Communities; Brimfield: June 7-11, Hamilton: June 14-18, Gallipolis: June 21-25, Rossford: June 28-July 2
Host communities can look forward to unique historical presentations by history scholars who are experts on the lives of the persons they portray.
Ohio Humanities scholar Marie Skłodowska, through Madame Curie, will share how this tenacious and brilliant scientist strove to understand the invisible force of nature we call radioactivity. Skłodowska, will also present the life of Marry Shelly, an English novelist, short-story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and author of Gothic classic "Frankenstein."
Scholar Dianne Moran will portray Dian Fossey, an American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist. Fossey's 1983 book "Gorillas in the Mist" brought worldwide attention to her study of Rwanda's mountain gorilla groups and her battle to save them from extinction.
Scholar John "Chuck" Chalberg will introduce audiences to another perspective of President Theodore Roosevelt,. In addition to being an avid hunter, Roosevelt was a staunch preservationist.
Scholar Dan Cutler's portrayal of Cornstalk reveals how Native American practices regarding the natural world changed in the face of European colonization.