MOUNT VERNON — According to, “Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. In 1882, she was stricken by an illness that left her blind and deaf. Beginning in 1887, Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, helped her make tremendous progress with her ability to communicate, and Keller went on to college, graduating in 1904. During her lifetime, she received many honors in recognition of her accomplishments.”

The Chautauqua Series, now in its 12th season, will present Amy K. Stoner as Helen Keller at the Grand Hotel, 12 Public Square.

The event is a donation based program with the donations going to the presenters. It will be held on March 29 at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. to help those with special needs to be seated in this first floor conference room.

Stoner is no stranger to the Chautauqua stage, having portrayed several first person living history performances of women throughout the ages, from Pocahontas to Amelia Earhart, Helen Zelkowitz to Princess Diana and now Helen Keller.

Opening the event will be the music of Kat’s Eye Moon from the Mount Vernon Nazarene University, making their Chautauqua debut.

For information on this and upcoming programs, visit or call 740-392-6102.



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