Chautauqua will bring history to life

Staff report


Ohio Chautauqua, a series of educational living-history and musical performances from Ohio Humanities, will take place from Tuesday to Saturday along Mahoning Avenue in Warren. It has returned to the city several times since its first appearance in 2004.

Evening performances will take place under a tent near the Kinsman House, 303 Mahoning Ave. NW, with live local music beginning at 6:30 p.m. and performances starting at 7:30.

Most daytime performances will take place in the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444, Mahoning Ave. NW.

Ohio Humanities is a private, nonprofit organization and the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Ohio Chautauqua also will present this year in Burton, Clifton and Milan.

All performances are free and open to the public.

One highlight will be Saturday, when Matthew Ball, who is known as the Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid, gives a free performance from 6:30-7:15 p.m. at 303 Mahoning Ave. NW, near the Warren library.

Ball is an attorney-turned-musician who has more than 3.8 million YouTube views. His performance will be followed by Gene Worthington as President Theodore Roosevelt.



For youth and families:

10 a.m. Tuesday: Gene Worthington: Exploring the Natural World, Ohio Chautauqua Tent, 303 Mahoning Ave. NW

The following will be at the library and are for youth and families:

10 a.m. Thursday: Susan Marie Fronzczak: Treasure the Earth’s Magic.

10 a.m. Friday: Susan Marie Frontczak: Young Scientists.

10 a.m. Saturday: Dan Cutler: Prehistoric People: How Primitive Were They?

11 a.m. Saturday: Dianne Moran: Animal Researchers.


For adults:

The following will be at the library and will begin at 2 p.m.

Tuesday: Dan Cutler: How the “Skin Trade” Changed Traditional Native Values.

Wednesday: Susan Marie Frontczak: Does a Clone Have a Soul? Grappling with the Monster.

Thursday: Dianne Moran: Dian Fossey, Passionate Mountain Gorilla Researcher and Defender: The Darker Side of Wildlife Conservation.

Friday: Gene Worthington: Presidential Firsts.

Saturday: Susan Marie Frontczak: Marie Curie: What Almost Stopped Her.


Begin at 6:30 p.m. with music and 7:30 p.m. for the living history.

Tuesday: Susan Marie Frontczak as Marie Curie, music by Bill Lewis on the banjo.

Wednesday: Dan Cutler as Chief Cornstalk, violin & fiddle music by Karen Lynne Barker.

Thursday: Susan Marie Frontczak as Mary Shelley, music by Charlie Mosbrook, original & traditional folk music.

Friday: Dianne Moran as Dian Fossey, music by The Stephen Foster Chorus, barbershoppers.

Saturday: Gene Worthington as Theodore Roosevelt, music by Matthew Ball, Boogie Woogie Piano Jazz.

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