The Kentucky Chautauqua was established by the Kentucky Humanities in 1992. The performers travel to schools, libraries, and other community organizations upon request, delivering historically accurate dramatizations of Kentuckians from the past.
We were lucky to catch up with the original ten performers in 1992. We found them in various locations around the state. The accompanying story with each performer’s picture is identical to the handouts provided at each performance.
SUBJECT – PORTRAYED BY
Mary Breckinridge – Carol Crowe-Carraco
Rev. Elisha Green – George T. Vaughn
Belle Brezing – Nancy Sherburne
Cassius Clay – Steve Wise
Jesse Sturat – James M. Lowe
Cora Wilsdon Stewart – Laura O’Connell
Joseph Galloway – David Dewitt
Rev. Elijah Craig – George McGee
Gov. Edwin P. Morrow – Vic Hellard Jr.
Emmitt Davenport – Richard Albin