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Program Type: Speaker, Performance

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Kevin Stonerock's program is a fantastic opportunity for fourth graders to adults. Both informative and entertaining, this event is not a dry lecture.

Stonerock portrays battle-weary William H. Fentress in the year 1864, a soldier on leave from the Union Army and resting at his home in Henry County, Indiana.

Although Fentress was a real individual, much of the presentation deals with issues or items that would have been common to most Northern soldiers of the Civil War. These include camp life, battlefield experiences, army humor, food, equipment, music, weapons, uniforms and the home front.

The audience will gain a deeper understanding of the men who wore the blue, and doubtless won't receive a better opportunity to visit with a veteran of the "War Between the States" than they will with “Billy Yank.”

Since 1980, with over 4,000 performances to his credit, Kevin Stonerock has brought history to life for thousands of young people and adults. In addition to hundreds of schools, libraries, and museums, he has performed for organizations as diverse as The Indiana Historical Society, The Kentucky Historical Society, Indiana State Museum, and Ball State University.

Stonerock has the unique ability to connect with young and old in a captivating manner that leaves them eager to learn more.  All the living history programs are performed in authentic period clothing with proper accouterments in first-person style. A high degree of historic authenticity has been achieved as a result of hours of research and attention to detail and dialect.