Annie Oakley – Living History: “Aim for a High Mark”
Friday, March 1st at 7:00 pm at Pennington Library
Meet Annie Oakley, portrayed by Kim Hanley of the American Historical Theatre
Annie Oakley, born in 1860, was probably the most famous woman of her day. With photographs and posters everywhere, she and professional partner Buffalo Bill Cody may have been the first international superstars. Annie Oakley, a diminutive sharpshooter and exhibition shooter, competed in a sport and in a world dominated by men. She felt strongly that women were just as capable as men and insisted that they should strive to achieve any goal of occupation that interested them. Her motto was to “Aim for a high mark … for practice will make you perfect.” and her hope was that all women would reach the “Bulls-eye of Success.”
Ms. Hanley is passionate about, and eager to share Annie’s inspiring life story. Ms. Hanley’s Annie Oakley is a persevering dynamo whose spirit is contagious.
This program is funded by the NJ Council for the Humanities.
Part of the NEA Big Read
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest