Arts & Culture
8:43 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Some of Kentucky's Famous Figures to be Part of Chautauqua Celebration

The Kentucky Humanities Council is planning a 20th anniversary of its Kentucky Chautauqua program. The program has helped tell Kentucky's story through dramatic characters, with actors portraying people important to Kentucky history and culture.

The council is joining with Kentucky State Parks to celebrate with special programs at five parks from Aug. 1-5.

Among the figures to be portrayed at the parks include Colonel Harland Sanders; Mary Settles, who was the last Shaker at Pleasant Hill; abolitionist John G. Fee; and Pvt. William Greathouse, who was a soldier in the War of 1812.

The event will kick off Aug. 1 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park, followed by events at General Butler State Resort Park, Carter Caves State Resort Park, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and Old Fort Harrod State Park.