On August 24 at the 7th annual Bishop Hill Chautauqua at 3 p.m., Emmy winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk will take the stage as George Washington Carver.  Carver is a farmer and botanist whose research transformed agriculture not only popularizing peanut butter, but changing the way we think about rotating crops for soil health.

Bobby Norfolk is an award-winning storyteller and author from St. Louis, Missouri. He has been performing throughout the United States and world- wide for over 40 years. Bobby was a National Park Ranger for 10 years at the Gateway Arch presenting living history programs. Today, he is an actor, comedian, author and teaching artist, and is well known for his high energy performances, lively animation, and sound effects. His prior CBS children’s TV show “Gator Tales” won 3 Emmy Awards! He also has 8 published storytelling CD’s, including many National Parent’s Choice Gold Award winners! As an author, he has written several books for children and adults. Bobby was also honored with the prestigious Circle of Excellence Award presented by The National Storytelling Network. Recently, faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis voted to honor Bobby Norfolk the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.

For more information about this free family-fun event, please call the BHHA at 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net