Monthly Program:
At the Museum, 301 Traverse Street (on corner of Pine Street)

October 4th, 2018 (Thursday) - 7:00 p.m.

"Night Gallery"
Presented by: Jim Ribby

The Elk Rapids Area Historical Society will set the mood for Halloween with a special “Night Gallery” presentation.  Storyteller, Jim Ribby, said he borrowed the presentation title from the old “Night Gallery” television show hosted by Rod Sterling.

“In his series ‘Night Gallery,’ Sterling would introduce that evening’s program by displaying a picture at the beginning of each episode,” said Ribby. “My ‘Night Gallery’ uses short works by Edgar Allan Poe and other authors to set the mood for the longer spooky poems that follow it.”

He said the Oct. 4 program will include a number of old favorites and some that have never been heard.

“It’s a lot of fun and will get people in the mood for Halloween,” he added.

Ribby has been performing poetry since 1994 in various venues including schools, bookstores, resorts and at special events. He is best known for his historical presentation involving the American Civil War and the Middle Ages.

Ribby performs poetry in a manner that is conversational in nature. His goal is to present a poem in a way that the average person would tell a story that had a deep meaning, to them personally, to a close friend.


Ribby said he uses his performances to help preserve the tradition of storytelling and to present traditional values in an entertaining and positive way. He has more than 250 works committed to memory, spanning from the Bronze Age to modern times.


Admission by Donation
Seating limited to first 100 people to arrive.

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