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Downtown Painesville Founder's Day Breakfast

The Escape of Brothers Lewis and Milton Clarke

The Lake County Historical Society has collaborated with the Downtown Painesville Organization to bring performance artist, Alan Bomar Jones, to the DPO Annual Founder's Day Breakfast (January 7, 2017 at Lake Erie College). Mr. Jones will be performing the dual roles of brothers Lewis and Milton Clarke. The LCHS applied for and received grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the Painesville Community Improvement Corporation for this presentation. Many people in Lake County know of the story of Milton Clarke, fugitive slave. He was hunted down by slave catchers and caught it Lake County and subsequently aided by local citizens in his escape. However, many people don't know the significant role of Painesville citizens in Milton's story as well as their roles in the escape of 100's of fugitive slaves through the Underground Railroad in Lake County. The performance of Mr. Jones promises to be engaging and entertaining while bringing history to life! Follow the link below to register for the January 7, 2017 Founder's Day Breakfast to be held at Lake Erie College beginning at 8:00 am. or For more information, contact David Polakowski, Executive Director of the Downtown Painesville Organization at [email protected] or call 440.352.6004.
Date & Time
  • January 7, 2017
  • 8:00AM - 11:00AM