Past Event

Voices for Freedom and Justice: Sojourner Truth and Henry Clay

The annual Chautauquas presented by the Morgan County Historical Society are filled with historical re-enactments, storytelling, lectures, music, and dance.

Share in the fun of the 2007 Chautauqua, Voices for Freedom and Justice, as the Morgan County Historical Society introduces: Sojourner Truth and Henry Clay.


4 PM: “Music of Sojourner’s World,” Stephanie and John Wilkey, Jacksonville

5 PM: Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), “Ex-slave and Abolitionist,” portrayed by Annette Jefferson, Columbus, OH

6 PM: Supper*

7 PM: “Music of 19th Century America,” Cathy Barton and David Para, Boonville, MO

8:15 PM: Henry Clay (1777-1852), “The Great Compromiser,” portrayed by George McGee, Georgetown, KY

*Supper served from 6:10 – 6:50 PM. Dinner reservations need to be made at least a day in advance at Hamilton’s Catering Service. Phone 217-675-2720, fax 217-675-2711; or e-mail For the answering service, please leave your full name, the date of the reservation, and the number of meals ordered. Price per dinner is $10.00.

This event is funded in pary by a mini-grant from the Illinios Humanities Council.

For more information, please contact Wolf Fuhrig at 217-243-2423.