Elliot will perform a concert of amazing Appalachian tales, lively tunes, traditional lore, outrageous personal narratives and facts stranger than fiction.
This event will be held in the Community Room of the Cleveland Public Library. The Museum Center in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library will host the evening. The program is co-sponsored with the Cleveland Public Library and the Cleveland Storytelling Guild. Thanks to a donation from Jordan Fabricating, Inc., this event is free of charge.
Elliott has performed and presented programs at festivals, museums, botanical gardens, nature centers and schools from Canada to the Caribbean.
He has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough. He has lectured and performed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and conducted workshops for the Smithsonian Institution.
He has led ranger training sessions for the National Park Service and guided people in the wilderness from down-east Maine to the Florida Everglades.
“Doug’s program brings together so many strains of Appalachian culture; storytelling, music, and nature. He’s funny and engaging and it promises to be a delightful evening out,” said Jennifer White, curator of education.
This program is made possible through the sponsorship of local manufacturer Jordan Fabricating, Inc., and owners Denny Mobbs, Rebecca Mobbs, and Steve Jordan.
The lecture is part of an ongoing series of educational programs to accompany the exhibit “Vanishing Appalachia”, which is on view through June 30 at the museum. The exhibit and education programs are sponsored by Cooke’s Food Store and Pharmacy.
The Museum Center at 5ive Points preserves and interprets the history and culture of the Ocoee District of Southeast Tennessee. The museum hosts exhibits and education programs.
The Museum Store sells Appalachian arts and crafts from the region. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The museum is closed Sunday, Monday and holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5. Groups of 12 or more are $4 each.
The Museum is free the first Saturday of each month. Members of the Museum Center receive free admission.