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Minnie Pearl

October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 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:
October 19, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Venue

Village at Heritage Point
1 Heritage Pt
Morgantown, WV 26505-2835 United States
Phone:
(304) 285-5576

Organizer

Janet Graber
Phone:
(304) 285-5576
Email:
graberj@monhealthsys.org

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