Location: the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House in Eugene
303 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401
Date: Friday, February 17th
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $18 per person
Join us for a wonderful family-friendly evening of tea and heartwarming tales of love from history. Karen Haas is a noted storyteller from Washington, who will charm us with stories (including audience participation parts) for all ages. Also enjoy a tour of the historic SMJ House – the “mansion on the hill”- after the storytelling! Proceeds benefit the SMJ House and Singing Creek Educational Center.
Enjoy delicious gluten-free cream puffs from our sponsor, Elegant Elephant Bakery!
Parking is next to the SMJ House; go up Pearl St. until you see the sign for the parking area, just behind the YaPoAh Terrace building.
Tickets are advance purchase only on the SMJ website.
Karen Haas enjoys both telling in modern times and bringing the past to life with living history presentations. Her effervescent style engages emotions, from the sublime to the ridiculous, in audiences both young and old. Her stories, both traditional and new, may bring laughter, tears, shivers, or a deep thought or two, but will always entertain. Drawing on her experiences as a K-12 music educator, she incorporates music and sing-alongs into many of her presentations, often bringing along folk instruments.
As well as weaving words, Karen spins and weaves fibers as she brings traditional crafts to reenactments and presentations.
She firmly believes that our stories tell who we are, where we’ve come from, and where we’re going.