TISHOMINGO — In addition to the evening events for the Tishomingo Chautauqua June 12-15, there will be several noon workshops offered free to the public. These workshops will be presented by scholars who will portray historical characters during the evening programs.

The following workshops will be provided:

Monday at LaGrande Restaurant, Hwy. 99, in Madill, “A Rum-Soaked Nation Produces a Feminist Movement” will presented by Judy Gail as Carry Nation.

Tuesday at Murray State College Aggie Dining Room in Tishomingo, “Woody Sez” will be presented by K.C. Mathey as Woody Gutherie. This workshop will explore the humor and wit of Woody Guthrie as Mathey transforms into character by entertaining and enlightening audience members and all ages.

Wednesday at Western Inn, 1500 W. Main, in Tishomingo, “Marquis James and the Cherokee Strip” will be presented by Paul Vickery as Marquis James. This workshop will be hosted by the Tishomingo Lion’s club and will deal with the life in the Cherokee Strip as described by Marquis James.

Thursday at Johnston County Historical Museum, 413 W. Main, in Tishomingo, “Legendary Lawmen and Outlaws in Oklahoma Fact and Fiction” will be presented by Dr. Michael Hughes as Bill Tilghman. The workshop will be hosted by the Johnston County Historical Society and will critique some of the most famous criminals and highlight some of the most remarkable crime fighters in American history.

Wednesday at Johnston County Library, 118 W. Main, in Tishomingo, K.C. Mathey will present “What, Where, When, Why and How did Woody Gutherie Write His Songs” as Woody Gutherie.

Thursday at Texoma Christian Camp, 4558 Christian Camp Road, in Kingston, “The Historical Portrayal of Activism will be presented by Judy Gail as Carry Nation.

The workshops are a prelude to the free evening presentations. The free events are scheduled for:

Monday at 6 p.m. music by GunShy and K.C. Mathey will perform as Woody Gutherie at 7 p.m.

Music by Chenaniah is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13, to be followed by a 7 p.m. performance of Carry Nation by Judy Gail.

Wednesday poems and stories will by read by the Johnston County players at 6 p.m. and Michael Hughes will portray Bill Tilghman at 7 p.m.

A performance by the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe will be 6 p.m. Thursday followed by Paul Vickery performing as Marquis James at 7 p.m..

For more information on Chautauqua events contact the MSC office of the president at (580) 371-2371, ext. 101.

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