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The Insiders

The Insiders: Meet Lucy Audubon – or at least someone who plays her.

We’ve all at one point or another wanted to go back in time.

Who wouldn’t want to grab a pint at an old west saloon, roam the earth with dinosaurs (the vegetarian kind that is) or watch as the first pyramid takes shape. And of course go all the way back to 2006 when the first Insider was printed.

But unless you’ve been able to recreate the Back to the Future Delorean or found a way to build a sweet time machine like the one from the Doritos commercial without us knowing about it, those kinds of things just aren’t possible – at least yet.

Don’t worry though, the Audubon has you covered. Tonight at 7, it will feel like you traveled back to 1830 when Lucy Bakewell Audubon, wife of the famed naturalist, artist and author of Birds of America, John James Audubon, makes an appearance.

Now just to be clear, the real Lucy Audubon won’t be there because she actually lived from 1787-1874, but you’d never know it with the performance of Kelly Brengelman. Brengelman, a guest presenter from the Kentucky Humanities Council, will wear period costume and tell stories of the struggles and opportunities that Lucy and John faced to accomplish his goal of painting and publishing life-sized images of all the birds of North America.

The program is free and for adults only, and will be held at the McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road). The presentation is part of the Audubon’s centennial celebration and seating is limited so reservations are recommended by calling 224-9909 ext. 313.

(Email the Insiders at theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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