THE COOKEVILLE HISTORY MUSEUM, A DIVISION OF THE CITY OF COOKEVILLE DEPARTMENT OF LEISURE SERVICES TO PRESENT ITS THIRD-ANNUAL STORYFEST IN THE PARK.
This year, Storyfest in the Park will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm. Headliners slated to appear are comedian, speaker, storyteller and writer Charlie McCoin; Faye Wooden of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild; Bill Landry of The Heartland Series, shown on WBIR in Knoxville for the past 27 years; and Tim Lowry, a great talent from Summerville, SC. Between stories from fabulous traveling artists, locals “The Bear Creek Tellers” and music from Matt Beal will also be featured.
Storyfest in the Park takes place in Dogwood Park in a large tent directly behind the Cookeville History Museum. “We at the Cookeville Museums feel the art of storytelling goes hand in hand with history, as the oral component of passing down our stories is crucial to retaining our collective narrative as a community, a culture, a region, and a nation,” says Beth Thompson, City of Cookeville Museums Manager.
The staff of the Cookeville History Museum, a division of the City of Cookeville Department of Leisure Services, is excited to present this event for its third year, free of charge to area families!