York’s Mother

Go back in time to learn about the life and experiences of York, the slave who traveled with Lewis and Clark on the great expedition to the Pacific. You will learn about it through the voice of his mother, Rose Clark with song and storytelling. Marlene Rivero assumes the role of Rose, as she recounts her son’s story from, “York’s boyhood with his owner, William Clark, as well as his experiences and adventures west during the expedition up the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, leading to the shores of the Pacific Ocean.” Rivero has incorporated historic documents, such as journals, letters and legal documents sent to the Clark family, as well as 19th-century music, to develop her character and story. To stay comfortable and socially distanced, organizers recommend bringing a blanket to sit on during the performance.

Saturday, Aug. 1

Falls of the Ohio State Park
3-4 p.m. | Free ($2 parking)
201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville
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