History comes alive in a living history portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt, July 9 at 7 p.m.

Harford Community College will host a Chautauqua living history performance on Monday, July 9 at 7 PM in the Chesapeake Theater. The family-friendly performance, which is free and open to the general public, will feature a portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt by Susan Marie Frontczak, a living history presenter.

History comes alive with Maryland Humanities’ free Chautauqua living history performance series each July. Audience members meet historical figures, then participate in a thoughtful dialogue with each character. Chautauqua 2018 celebrates “Seeking Justice” with presentations featuring three characters, Frederick Douglass, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Thurgood Marshall.

This year the three-part series opens in the Upper Chesapeake region with a portrayal of Frederick Douglass on Saturday, July 7, at 6 PM at the Elkton Central Library (301 Newark Avenue, Elkton, MD).

On Monday, July 9, Eleanor Roosevelt will be brought to life at Harford Community College. As the First Lady of the United States, she played an important role in advocating for social justice. To set the stage for the dramatization, HCC instructor of music Benny Russell will hold a pre-show performance of an arrangement of “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen.”

The final presentation takes place on Tuesday, July 10, at 7 PM at Elkton Station Performing Arts Hall at Cecil College, Elkton Station (107 Railroad Avenue, Elkton, MD 21921). The living history performance will feature an actor portraying Thurgood Marshall.

Chautauqua 2018 is brought to the Upper Chesapeake region thanks to a partnership of Harford Community College, the Harford County Public Library, the Cecil County Public Library, Cecil College, and Maryland Humanities.

For more information about the Chautauqua program, visit