Murphysboro Chautauqua Celebrates the History of Agriculture

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Mark your calendars! The 4th annual Murphysboro Chautauqua will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.

The event will include a storytelling of Grandmother Corn and the Native American roots of agriculture, as told by scholar of agricultural history Brian ‘Fox’ Ellis, a musical performance by singer/songwriter Seth Cocquit, and conclude with John Deere, as portrayed by Fox, recounting the transformation of American farming.

All programming will be held in the Historic Liberty Theatre of Murphysboro.

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The event is free and open to the public thanks to the major funding provided by the First Bank & Trust Co. along with many other generous sponsors.

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