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Release Date: 10/28/2013

Watch history come alive at The Seattle Public Library's 2013 McLellan/O'Donnell Living History Series

Clay Jenkinson

Watch history come alive when humanities scholar-Chautauquan Clay Jenkinson portrays President Theodore Roosevelt and presents "Rushmore Speaks" for The Seattle Public Library's 2013 McLellan/O'Donnell Living History Series from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.


The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Doors will open at 11:15 a.m. Parking is available at adjacent pay lots and discounted parking is available with a voucher at the main Washington State Convention & Trade Center garage, located two blocks north of Town Hall at the corner of Pike Street and Eighth Avenue. Request a voucher from any Town Hall staff member after you arrive.


Jenkinson will appear in costume and character as Theodore Roosevelt and offer commentary on the faces of Mount Rushmore: Roosevelt, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.


Jenkinson is a Rhodes and Danforth scholar and the host of the syndicated radio program, "The Thomas Jefferson Hour." He is director of the Dakota Institute in his home state of North Dakota, a columnist for the Bismarck Tribune and founder/consultant of the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University.


The 2013 McLellan/O'Donnell Living History Series is made possible by gifts from Mary McLellan Williams and the O'Donnell Foundation and by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or visit www.spl.org.

For more information contact:


Linda Johns, Coordinator for Washington Center for the Book

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