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March 25, 2011
Civil War-era portrayal planned at JCC.
Joyce Stover, English instructor, Jackson County Center, (304) 372-6992.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A portrayal of Jackson County resident Mrs. Jacob Knight will be given at 11 a.m., Tuesday (March 29) at West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Jackson County Center.
Bradley will portray Mrs. Knight who lived near Independence Road at Sandyville.
The setting is on a farm in rural Jackson County in 1864, shortly after West
Virginia became a state and the country was embroiled in the Civil War.
Mrs. Knight's brother was off at war, fighting with General Jeb Stuart.
Ms. Bradley gives a moving first-person performance of a strong woman who struggles to survive the hardship of the land and the times. She will entertain a question-and-answer session following her presentation, and will display items such as farming tools, various types of clothing, including an iron hoop skirt, and even muskets from that era.
The event is sponsored by the WVU Parkersburg JCC Humanities Speaker Series and is free and open to the public.
For additional information, contact:
(304-424-8203 - Office)