MOUNT VERNON — The 2014 movie “The Imitation Game” introduced to many the English mathematician, Alan Turing, who played a pivotal role in cracking intercepted coded messages that enabled the Allies to defeat the Nazis in many crucial engagements and, in so doing, helped win the war. The Alan Turing story and life will be presented by veteran Chautauqua contributor Ken Hammontree on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. The program is part of the Chautauqua Series’ 13th season at the Grand Hotel, located at 12 Public Square in Mount Vernon.

The Chautauqua Series brings year-round living history to the community. The series is presented on a donation basis, which go directly to the performers for their research, writing and bringing historical people to life. At the end of each presentation the presenter will answer questions from the audience.

Opening the program will be The Mount Vernon Players performing a golden age radio show from the 1940s. The program is held in the lower level of the Grand Hotel and doors open at 6 p.m. to accommodate those with special needs.

For more information about this program and upcoming presentations, please visit, or call 740-392-3018.


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