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      History Comes Alive 2019 Season Ticket in Wellsboro

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      September 11, 2019

      Wednesday   7:00 PM (on various days)

      104 Main Street
      Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 16901

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      History Comes Alive 2019 Season Ticket

      History Comes Alive! 2019 Season ticket for 6 shows. A savings of $15! All shows are in the Coolidge Theatre at 7pm Come Listen, Meet, ask Questions, and Take Pictures as these Historical Figures Come to Life!!! The first show is March 20th don't wait purchase your season ticket today and save!! Wed. March 20th 7pm Gib Morgan Wildcatter, Tall Tales of Early Oil Industry with Bill Stumpf. (More details below.) Wed. April 10th 7pm Ida Tarbell Pioneer Investigative Journalist Early Oil Industry with Carole Hall. (More details below.) Wed. May 8th 7pm Coal, by Fred “Powerhouse” Powers, Retired Coal Miner and Teacher Wed. May 29th 7pm Lumber, History of the ‘woodhicks” of the PA wilds by Rich Pawling Wed. June 26th 7pm PA's Conservationist, Governor Gifford Pinchot by Kenneth Wolensky Wed. September 11th 7pm Teddy Roosevelt & His Work to Protect Natural Resources by Charles Sacavage Gib Morgan: "Interpreter and acclaimed storyteller Bill Stumpf captivates with the oil field tales of Gib Morgan. Stumpf has been narrating and crafting stories since 1976. Morgan who was known as the “Minstrel of the Oil Fields,” traveled the Allegheny and Ohio valleys. He worked as a driller, tool dresser, and he was a notorious storyteller. His tall tales are filled with chronicles of his adventures in and out of the oil industry, both real and invented, he incorporated people and animals to suit his goal. Stumpf has referred to Morgan's storytelling as a “combination of dry humor and wit, and Morgan, himself, a cross between Daniel Boone and Mark Twain”. Stumpf's research on Morgan and other folklore stories, many American classics were actually "borrowed" from the man who once weaved his story webs in Titusville's backyard. "The neat thing about Gib's stories, and he was an actual person who lived from 1842 to 1909, is that a lot of his stories were later turned into Pecos Bill and Paul Bunyan stories," Stumpf said, adding that details of Morgan's tales can be found throughout the "tall tale" realm. Come, listen, and laugh as Mr. Stumpf recreates the dry, subtle humor of these outlandish tales which became Gib Morgan’s trademark. "I just want to entertain [the audience]," he explained. "Stories are about problem solving. That's what life is about. With Gib, it's an appreciation of the character and storytelling." Ida Tarbell: "Ida Minerva Tarbell was an American writer, investigative journalist, biographer and lecturer. She was one of the leading muckrakers of the progressive era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and pioneered investigative journalism." She worked for McClure's Magazine 'where she undertook her most famous work, her expose of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company. Her study of Rockefeller’s practices as he built Standard Oil into one of the world’s largest business monopolies took many years to complete. McClure’s Magazine published it in 19 installments.John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company. Her study of Rockefeller’s practices as he built Standard Oil into one of the world’s largest business monopolies took many years to complete. Her work was a sensation and the installments became a two-volume book entitled, The History of the Standard Oil Company, published in 1904. Tarbell meticulously documented the aggressive techniques Standard Oil employed to outmaneuver and, where necessary, roll over whoever got in its way. A short while later, President Theodore Roosevelt used the phrase “muckraker” (from John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress) in a speech in reference to Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, Lincoln Steffens, and other journalists writing critically about the tremendous power of big business. Tarbell actually objected to the term, for she felt it belittled work she believed to be of historical importance." Come Listen Learn and ask questions as Carole Hall brings the remarkable Ida Tarbell to life on the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre stage. No refunds unless the Deane Center cancels the event. Season Ticket - $75.00

      Cost: 75.00

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      This event repeats on various days: Sep 11

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