2014 Bell Witch Fall festival – Four Exceptional Events Planned

Black Patch 3 The Night Riders, Smoke, Spirit Tales, Spirit…

Smokey Barn News
Wednesday September 3, 2014
Springfield, Robertson County, Tenn. 
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Bell Witch Fall Festival 2014

Four EXCEPTIONAL events in Adams, Tennessee!

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Black patch 3The Black Patch 3: A Conversation About the Night Riders promises to be a compelling discussion on the Black Patch Tobacco Wars — the largest episode of U.S. civil unrest between the years of the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. The event features three noted historians who collectively know more about the Tobacco Wars than anyone in the country: Bill Cunningham, Kentucky Supreme Court Justice, of Kuttawa, KY and author of On Bended Knees; Rick Gregory, PhD. of Adams, TN; and William Turner of Hopkinsville, KY. Presented in the Adams Complex auditorium on Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. Free.

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SMOKE: A Ballad of the Night Riders — This superior production will return to our stage with its lyrical, inspiring music and top-notch professional actors. Smoke provides the audience an educational opportunity to grasp and experience the history and emotion of the unprecedented Tobacco Wars. In 1908, The New York Times declared, “There now exists … a condition of affairs without parallel in the history of the world.” Presented in the Adams Complex outdoor pavilion on Oct. 2-4, 9-11 at 7 p.m. Please dress for the weather.

Spirit talesSpirit Tales — This rarely-viewed video features the only existing record of Mr. Bims Eden, former owner of the Bell Witch Cave property, sharing his personal stories of the mysterious Bell Witch of Tennessee happenings, along with former State Representative Gene Davidson’s lecture on his research. John Mantooth, Community Spirit member and retired Jo Byrns High School Principal and history teacher, will host the event. Audience members will be asked to share Bell Witch stories. This video cannot be seen anywhere else! Presented in the Adams Complex auditorium on Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. Free.

spirit aSPIRIT: The Authentic Story of the Bell Witch The Community Spirit mainstay, Spirit is in its 12th year. This historically accurate play centers on the Adams, Tennessee, phenomenon that has gained world-wide notoriety. Based on M.V. Ingram’s book Our Family Trouble, Spirit is the only telling of the Bell Witch legend sanctioned by the Bell Family. Presented in the Adams Complex outdoor pavilion on Oct. 23-25, 30-Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Please dress for the weather.

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