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MINNIE PEARL- History Alive!
July 11, 2017 @ 8:01 pm - 8:05 pm
Sarah Colley studied theater while in college during the Great Depression intending to be a serious actress. While touring with a theater company she created the comedic down-home character of Minnie Pearl to help promote performances. Her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 1940 was a success and eased fears that her satire of rural ways might not be appreciated by country audiences. People instead embraced Minnie as one of their own, and she became a legend in country entertainment. Portrayed by Denise Giardina of Charleston WV at Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge. 7:30 p.m. Program lasts about one hour. Family-friendly. Open to the public at no cost.