HENDERSON, Ky. (April 16, 2018) – John James Audubon State Park will host a Ladies Spring Tea party and a Kentucky Chautauqua performance on May 12.
The tea party will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres and fine music at the John James Audubon State Park Museum at 11 a.m. Music will be provided by Henderson’s talented Keith Vincent. Jennifer Spence, the Audubon curator, will also give a brief talk about Lucy Audubon, John James Audubon’s wife.
The admission fee is $15, and registration is required. Call the museum to register and pay by phone at 270- 827-1893.
Following the tea, ladies will be invited to attend the Kentucky Chautauqua performance of "Aunt Molly Jackson, a Pistol Packin' Woman" (1880-1960), portrayed by Anne Shelby.
Feisty, funny, and completely fearless, Aunt Molly Jackson lived for nearly 50 years in the coal camps of southeastern Kentucky, where her father, brothers, husband, and sons were miners. In the camps, Aunt Molly delivered babies, nursed the sick, organized for the union, and wrote songs that described the miners’ lives.
The Chautauqua performance will start at approximately 12:15 p.m. at the Audubon Museum. The performance is free to the public, with limited seating. Please call to register if you are interested. The Chautauqua performances are sponsored by Kentucky Humanities, which is a statewide source. Every year Kentucky Humanities provides funding for more than 550 public humanities programs. They are sponsored by local organizations.
For further information about the programs, contact Kim McGrew-Liggett, arts administrator at the John James Audubon Museum. Kim.firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 827 1893.
John James Audubon State Park in Henderson is the site where Audubon studied and painted birds from 1810-1819. The park is equipped with cottages and offers many recreational opportunities, including art programs, a nine-hole golf course, six miles of hiking trails, fishing and more. It also has a museum and nature center that interprets Audubon’s life through a collection of his paintings and memorabilia. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov
(270) 827 1893.