FRIENDS OF THE TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY LIBRARY PRESENT
HISTORY COMES ALIVE FESTIVAL – CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
Mon through Fri, June 13 – 17, 2022
Starring: Eisenhower, Robert Kennedy, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pauli Murray and Houdini

Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this Festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. Daily live shows and more are performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. And all the shows are FREE!

Step back in time and meet these brilliant Americans who accepted the incredible challenges of their times. Their stories span the arts of war, politics, painting, social protest, and even deception. Hear their stories – ask them how their world changed – and why they accepted the gauntlet. Because at Chautauqua – you are always a part of the show.


Transylvania Chautauqua shows will be held at the Transylvania County Library Amphitheater, 212 South Gaston St, Brevard, NC 28712  | MAP

All Shows are FREE!

  Shows are outdoors; bring lawn seating.

Rain Plan: The show will be performed live at the Transylvania County Library (next to the Amphitheater) in the Rogow Room.


MONDAY June 13 at 11:00 am
| Dwight Eisenhower | General and President

Performed by Doug Mishler, Reno NV

Before World War II could end, Ike would have to meld together the land, air and sea forces of 12 nations in the largest invasion force in human history. He’d have to maintain control of national egos, his own temper, supply chains and even the weather. Failure was not an option.

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TUESDAY June 14 at 7:30 pm
| Houdini | Magician and Skeptic

Performed by Larry Bounds, Greer SC

Harry Houdini, from his birth to his death, led a life of mystery and controversy. Nearly a hundred years since his untimely death, Ehrich Weiss, as Houdini, remains the most famous magician in history.

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WEDNESDAY June 15 at 7:30 pm
| Georgia O’Keeffe| On Canvas and Off

Performed by Leslie Goddard, Chicago IL

She not only painted the world around her, she created a world where gigantic brilliant flowers and cow skulls; cavernous valleys and haunting skylines; parched deserts and wide skies, and even the artist herself achieve their undisputed domain.

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THURSDAY June 16 at 7:30 pm
| Pauli Murray | Confronting the Law

Performed by Becky Stone, Fairview NC

First she challenged “Jim Crow.” Then she challenged “Jane Crow.” This mixed-race orphan growing up in segregated Depression Era North Carolina, helped transform the Law of the Land.

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FRIDAY June 17 at 7:30 pm
| Robert F. Kennedy | Keeping the Peace

Performed by Jeremy Meier, Sylvania OH

Robert Kennedy was 36 when he became the US Attorney General. At 40 he was elected US Senator and soon started his Presidential campaign. At 42 he was assassinated. History asks, What might have been had he finished the race?

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These shows are generously sponsored by: