Julia Child (1912 – 2004) will be portrayed by Karen Vuranch, of Fayetteville, in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program at Linwood Community Library at Snowshoe Sunday, September 13, at 2 p.m.
The event is free and will include a dessert potluck, if you would like to bring a sweet treat to share. Coffee and tea will be provided. Call the library at 304-572-BOOK (2665) with any questions.
In the 1960s a tall, gangly woman with a preposterous voice and joy of life revolutionized the art of cooking for Americans. Julia Child became an icon of gourmet cooking and, using her remarkable energy, humor and skill, changed the way Americans thought about eating.
The First Lady of Food, as she has been called, convinced the nation that anyone could create gourmet meals as she charmed the public with her passion for good food.
Child is one of the many available character presentations offered through the West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! program as a means of exploring history by interacting with noteworthy historical figures. These programs provide audiences with the opportunity to question those who have shaped our history.
Historical characterization is the vehicle for this program. Humanities scholars have carefully researched the writings, speeches and biographies of the characters they portray and whenever possible, use their original words.
The West Virginia Humanities Council is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing educational programs in the humanities for all West Virgin- ians. For 40 years the Council has been providing educational programs in the humanities across the state.
This program is available to both non-profit and for-profit groups. For more information call the West Virginia Humanities Council at 346-8500 or visit wvhuman ities.org