On Friday, May 6, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. the Canton Public Library presents a special program called “Civil War Hijinks with Judy Cook.”
Acting out family letters and stories, and accompanying herself on songs of the era in front of projected period photographs, Judy Cook offers a reality-based glimpse of life during the Civil War. Judy performs in character, based on the published letters of her own great grandparents and images of the time, from her book, A Quiet Corner of the War: The Civil War Letters of Gilbert and Esther Claflin, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1862-1863.
Hear about real instances of rebel guerrilla attacks, food and hygiene difficulties, daily pastimes of soldiers, and more. From the home front, learn of Esther’s challenges of running a farm and raising children on her own.
The book will be available in our collection after the program. As folk singer and storyteller, Judy has performed all over the US and Britain for the past 18 years. Famed folk singer, Peggy Seeger, describes her this way: “Judy’s the real thing. With Capital Letters.”
To learn about her performances, visit www.judycook.net. Everyone is welcome, and registration is requested to ensure sufficient seating. For information or to register please call (860) 693-5800, email email@example.com, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.