OPENING CEREMONY AT THE STRIKERS’ MONUMENT (11:30AM)
Held on the Common across from City Hall. Put on by the Strikers’ Monument | Committee. Wreath presentation to commemorate strikers’ sacrifices.
HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS (12:30-4:30PM)
FREE 50 minute tour of Lawrence. Leaves every 30 mins starting with the first trolley at 12pm and the last trolley at 4:30 pm. Tickets at the Friends of the Lawrence Heritage State Park Table.
Los paseos en trolley con guía en español salen a las 2:00pm y 3:30pm. Busque su boleta en la mesa de “Friends of Lawrence Heritage State Park”
HISTORIC WALKING TOURS (1:00-4:00PM)
FREE - Leaves from the Common across from City Hall. Leaves from the Strikers Monument across from City Hall. Walking tours will depart at 1:00pm, and 3:00pm.
BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER (4:00PM)
“DOMESTIC RESURRECTION CIRCUS”
PERFORMANCE ON THE LAWN
The Bread and Puppet Theater was co-founded in 1963 by Elka and Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides rod-puppet and hand puppet shows for children, the concerns of the first productions were rents, rats, police, and other problems of the neighborhood. More complex theater pieces followed, in which sculpture, music, dance and language were equal partners. The puppets grew bigger and bigger. Annual presentations for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and Memorial Day often included children and adults from the community as participants. Many performances were done in the street. During the Vietnam War, Bread and puppet staged block-long processions and pageants involving hundreds of people. In 1974 Bread and Puppet moved to a farm in Glover in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Today, Bread and Puppet continues to be one of the oldest, nonprofit, political theater companies in the country.
The Bread and Roses Heritage Committee is saddened by the recent passing of Elka Schumann and will honor her many contributions with a commemoration at our Lawrence History Live speakers’ tent.