Harriet Tubman portrayal opens History Speaks series

2014-04-04T00:00:00Z Harriet Tubman portrayal opens History Speaks seriesTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 04, 2014 12:00 am  • 

GARY | Back for a second year, the History Speaks series hosted by the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department features well recognized professional performers providing a variety of historical notables.

All four programs will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lake Etta Banquet Hall at Lake Etta County Park, 4801 W. 29th Ave. Advance tickets are $5. Admission at the door is $7 if tickets are available. Enjoy coffee, tea, punch and cookies following each performance.

The first program will be presented Sunday featuring Pamela Welcome as Harriet Tubman in an emotion-packed characterization of the trials and tribulations of the most phenomenal and renowned leader of the Underground Railroad from her time as a slave to freedom.

Upcoming performances are: May 4 - “Thomas Edison – America’s Inventor” by R.J. Lindsey; July 13 - “Dolley Madison – The Lady Who Saved Washington” by Jessica Michna; and Aug. 10 - “General Ulysses S. Grant” by Larry Werline.

Tickets are available at the corporate office of the Lake County Parks, 8411 E. U.S. 30, Merrillville, just west of Deep River Waterpark or by phone at (219) 769-7275. Visit www.LakeCountyParks.com for other details.

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