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Amphitheater Performance Series: Storytelling with Dovie Thomason

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Aug 9 / 7 p.m. / FREE

Join us at Howard County Conservancy for an evening of history and heritage. Dovie Thomason is a respected and highly-awarded storyteller for her forty years of sharing her cultural, historical and family stories. Her delight and lifelong connection to those stories began with those heard while gardening and gathering “wild” foods with her grandmother (Apache) and her father. Stories were, and are, a way of “teaching” and sharing positive social values and relationships both within her family of many siblings and with all the life and beings surrounding us all. Her celebrated recordings, “Lessons from the Animal People” and “Fireside Tales” draw on those teachings and will be the base she draws on in her evening program of storytelling. Come ready to listen to nature-themed tales and lessons! This will be about an hour long program.

FREE // Space limited. Advanced registration required.

Dovie Thomason is an award-winning storyteller of Native and Scot Traveller descent, who has spent nearly forty years weaving the traditional tales she was taught growing up with stories from her own life. Through her storytelling, she shares her culture with listeners of all ages in schools, festivals, museums and libraries around the world. These are the old stories that preserve and share values over the generations to not only delight, but to gently and memorably teach proper lessons about behavior. A former teacher and artist-in-education in several states, she is a strong advocate of using storytelling in families and classrooms to affirm identity and values, as well as enhancing literacy and supporting oral language development from birth throughout life. Photo by Ari Ress.

Thank you to the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority for supporting our amphitheater series!


August 9
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Howard County Conservancy
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Mt Pleasant
10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the event. If a program is canceled by the Conservancy, participants will be notified and offered a refund. All other program fees are non-refundable and support educational programs at the Conservancy. Organized groups may not be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.


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