MOUNT VERNON — The name may not sound familiar, but this man built cities, created banks, founded a religion that today numbers more than 14 million and he was murdered for his efforts.
Joseph Smith publisher the “Book of Mormon” at the age of 24 and founded the movement that today is known as the Church of Latter-day Saints. The chautauqua will take place at ThePlace@TheWoodward,111 S. Main Street, on Thursday at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Pat Crow will be making his second appearance on the chautauqua stage in his portrayal of Smith. Joining Crow will be a choir similar in nature to the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The chautauqua series brings a wide range of historical figures to share their lives and struggles. From popular artists to musicians, Revolutionary era, Civil War era, World War II, the Old West and religious figures, Mike Petee indicates that he intends to provide a means of learning, educating, entertaining and creating a culture in Knox County that embraces the arts and learning through chautauquas, lyceums and Music in America Series.
“I believe we need to learn more than the text books tell us, especially being that no matter who writes it, there usually is a bias. These characters dig deep and seek to round out the real historical figure, and I believe it is important to learn more so you really do have the opportunity to make educated decisions.” Petee said, “we think we know them, but the chautauquas show we really don’t.”
These programs are presented on a donation basis.
Coming June 28, will be Red Skelton. For more information on this chautauqua or any of the upcoming chautauquas, lyceums or Music in America programs, visit: www.VisitKnoxOhio.org.
Published on June 12, 2012