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History Alive: Minnie Pearl

August 13, 2016 @ 12:00 am

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History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Sarah Colley was touring with a theater company when she created the down home character of Minnie Pearl to help promote performances. Her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 1940 was a success and eased fears that her satire of rural ways might not be appreciated by country audiences. People instead embraced Minnie and she became a legend in country entertainment.

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Date:
August 13, 2016
Time:
12:00 am
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Venue

Hancock County Senior Services
647 Gas Valley Rd
New Cumberland, WV 26047-1674 United States
Phone:
(304) 564-3801

Organizer

Rebecca Atkinson
Phone:
(304) 564-3801
Email:
ratkinson@hancocksrsvs.org