Daniel Morgan Chautauqua History Comes Alive

Daniel Morgan, Hero of Cowpens – performed by Ken Johnston

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Location: Headquarters Library, Barrett Room, 151 S Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Cost: Free

Opening music: by Pam & Fred Stoll

On the anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens, Brigadier General Daniel Morgan returns to the scene of this brilliant victory. Hear the inside story on southern history by one of the most gifted battlefield tacticians of the American Revolutionary War As General Nathaniel Greene said about him: “Great Generals are Scarce — there are few Morgans out there.” No wonder Spartanburg placed a statue of him downtown and named that place Morgan Square. And as always at Chautauqua – the audience is part of the show. History comes alive at this Free Chautauqua performance sponsored by the Spartanburg County Public Libraries.

This performance is presented in cooperation with Cowpens National Battlefield, the South Carolina SAR, the Battle of Cowpens Chapter of the DAR, and the Friends of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries.

Performed by: Ken Johnston

Mr. Johnston is a nationally acclaimed historical interpreter who has performed for Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian’s National Archives and National Portrait Gallery, English Heritage-UK, Atlanta History Center, National Civil War Naval Museum, and Northeast Georgia History Center. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has appeared on National Geographic Channel, History Channel, Food Network, PBS, and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.

Ken has previously performed for Spartanburg Chautauqua as Benedict Arnold, Banastre Tarleton and Patrick Henry. He is currently Curator of Education – Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University. History-now.org