Chris Hart, a first-person interpreter and storyteller of history, will present a program on pioneer superstitions at 6:30 p.m. June 15 at the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society library, 307 Center St., Dennison. The program is free and open to the public.
The program, titled "Never Sing at the Table," features Hart portraying Asa Brown, an early Ohio pioneer who is very nervous, anxious, agitated — well downright superstitious. And apparently something or someone has spooked him so he is sharing every fallacy and remedy he knows to stay safe.
Appearing in costume, Hart has brought to life numerous historical and literary characters ranging from Cy Young to Icabod Crane to Peter Daley, a Titanic survivor. Being a Civil War buff, Chris presents programs on such diverse Civil War subjects as pharmacy, dogs and ghosts as well as other topics to various Civil War round table discussion groups.
Hart also serves as adjunct faculty at six universities and one college in Ohio as well as being as guest lecturer at two other universities. In addition, Chris has served as program development manager at Historic Roscoe Village in Coshocton.