Indian Captive Mary Jemison Portrayal at Moundsville Library

A living history performance by Patty Cooper will bring Indian Captive Mary Jemison to the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday. This free program is aimed at school-age children and adults.

During America’s Seven Years’ War in the mid-1700s, Mary Jemison was captured by the Shawnee and later adopted by the Seneca tribe. The dramatic story of how the young frontierswoman survived this tumultuous time will be related by Patty Cooper in a first-person narrative in period costuming.

Educator Patty Cooper does Chautauqua-style theater, bringing historical characters to life in portrayals that are based on extensive scholarship. Her repertoire includes programs on suffragette Susan B. Anthony, Confederate spy Belle Boyd, and Mothers Day founder Anna Jarvis. She is a History Alive! performer for the West Virginia Humanities Council, currently as Eleanor Roosevelt.

The event is free and open to the public, with sponsorship provided by Evan G. Roberts Trust thru BB&T and the Robert Baker Family. Light refreshments will be available. The Moundsville Library is located at 700 Fifth St. in Moundsville.

For more information call 304-845-6911.


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