DARKE COUNTY – Troubadour Lee Murdock will share songs and stories revealing the history of the Great Lakes and the people who live, work and play around these freshwater highways with fourth- to sixth-graders in all local public schools March 4 through 8.
The final presentation of Darke County Center for the Arts’ Arts In Education series for this school year, this entertaining, informative program is presented without charge to students.
According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, Murdock’s research into the Great Lakes and the role of the waterways in the settlement of North America provides the background for an interactive experience that enhances the study of regional history.
“Lee inspires listeners to visualize the history that lies on the pages of their textbooks, bringing to life the people of the Great Lakes – farmers, sailors, canal builders and woodsmen and their families, heroes and legends,” Rawlins said.
DCCA’s Arts In Education series annually presents high quality professional artists to students in every grade of all local public schools; these programs are free and open to the public.
Arts In Education is sponsored by Bach to Rock, Richard Baker, Greenville VFW Post No. 7262, Greenville Federal, Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe, Midmark, Gordon Orthodontics, the Wes & Patti Jetter Fund, the Mandy Green Fund, Edison State Community College, The Early Bird & Blue Bag Media, Littman-Thomas Agency and Wayne Health Care.
DCCA also receives local support from the John R. and Miriam H. Knick Fund of the Darke County Foundation, The Ketrow Foundation, Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust, Harry D. Stephens Memorial, DCCA memberships and all Darke County and Greenville City public schools, as well as funding from the Ohio Arts Council, the state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.
Murdock also will perform in concert at Arcanum Historical Society’s Wayne Trail House on March 7 as part of DCCA’s casual and intimate Coffeehouse Series; tickets for this show, which begins at 7 p.m., cost $10.
Start times for Murdock’s Arts In Education programs are coordinated with school schedules. For more information, contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or [email protected].