Archive for Wednesday, June 23, 1999


June 23, 1999


The evils of slavery will be voiced through the character of John Brown, and the art of murals will be outlined by John Steuart Curry on Sunday.

Actors will portray both historic figures during an annual fund-raiser for the Douglas County Historical Society at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Marvin Stottlemire of Topeka will portray the fiery abolitionist John Brown, and Don Lambert, also of Topeka, will portray John Steuart Curry, who is famous for his murals in the Kansas Statehouse.

Both men will perform in the Chautauqua style, in which they assume the personas of the characters they are representing.

"This revival of the Chautauqua presentations have been very successful," said Stitt Robinson, former director of the Kansas State Historical Society and an executive board member for the Douglas County Historical Society.

Following the event, a reception will be held.

Cost for the event is $10 per person.

For more information, call the museum at 841-4109.

-- Michael Dekker's phone message number is 832-7187. His e-mail address is

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