Last Wednesday, our Summer Literary Picnic season kicked off with a salute to Columbus in celebration of the city’s bicentennial. Here are some pictures of the evening:
Picnickers enjoyed a delicious dinner on a perfect Ohio evening.
The Thurber Chamber Theatre entertained the crowd with a tale of Thurber’s college days and a reenactment of one of his famous fables.
Thurber House Board of Directors President Barbie Tootle welcomed the crowd to our bicentennial celebration.
Joe Santry of the Columbus Clippers told stories of baseball’s beginnings in Columbus.
Columbus and Thurber expert Jim Tootle spoke about Thurber’s time at Ohio State University and his connections to Columbus.
Doreen Uhas-Sauer of the Columbus Landmarks Foundation shared her love of Columbus architecture and some stories behind famous Columbus buildings.
The speakers gladly answered Columbus questions from attendees.
Picnickers enjoyed our first evening of good friends, good food, and great books.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first picnic of the season! Our next picnic, which will be held on June 27, features author Karen Harper. Tickets are available here. More information about the rest of our picnic season is available here.