Pioneer Superstitions – Chris Hart presents “Never Sing at the Table”
Come join us Saturday, June 15th, as Chris Hart tells us about pioneer superstitions in Never Sing at the Table.
Asa Brown is an early Ohio pioneer who is very nervous, anxious, agitated….well down right superstitious. And apparently something or someone has spooked him so he is sharing every fallacy and remedy he knows to stay safe. Join Asa for a fun-filled look at early superstitions….just don’t sing at the table.
History Comes to Life is a venture that enables Chris Hart to combine two areas of personal interest; history and storytelling. Appearing in costume Chris brings 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 roundtable discussion groups. Chris is also blessed to portray such Biblical characters as Noah’s son Shem and a shepherd present at the Nativity as well as Martin Luther. Chris’s interest in history was featured in: In Character, Ohio Magazine and also Now and Then Magazine, as well as numerous newspapers throughout the state. Mr. Hart also serves as adjunct faculty at 6 universities and 1 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, Ohio. Chris and his wife Susie enjoy biking and traveling and raising their dog, Andi. Chris’s other hobbies include reading, hiking and his latest adventure, appearing on stage at local community theaters including the roles of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson (but not at the same time) and is active in two murder mystery troupes as well as being a trivia quiz master of ceremony. Chris is also a past registered track and field official for the state of Ohio and is a previous trustee for the Canal Society of Ohio. In addition, Chris is a member of the Ohio Order of Storytellers and has had the pleasure of performing at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and for the National Park Service in Pennsylvania. He has also been honored to perform Civil War portrayals in Gettysburg. The Tuscarawas County Historical Society recently awarded Mr. Hart the Zeiberger Heckewelder Medal for outstanding contributions to local history. Chris is now an ordained minister and is available for period weddings.