The Ole' Scarecrow Statesboro Medicine Show

The Ole’ Scarecrow Statesboro Medicine Show delights the audiences of Bulloch County with music and stories about their local history from the stage of the historic Emma Kelly Theater. A magical cart in a cotton field hosted by Russel Scarecrow and his pal, Jim, is the site of the live broadcast, joined by prominent historical figures from all over time and space, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Hernando DeSoto and Blind Willie McTell. Through clever songs, games and old fashioned story telling, the past of Bulloch County comes alive!

“Our goal each year is for every Bulloch County third grader to experience this puppet show and be exposed to their heritage. The Bulloch County Historical Society furnishes everything including bus transportation, theater rental, salaries of puppeteers, a 64 page Bulloch County coloring book, and even a pack of crayons!” states Virginia Anne Franklin Waters.

Performed each fall at the:

Emma Kelly Theater, Averitt Center for the Arts,

33 E Main Street, Statesboro, Georgia

Call the Averitt Center for the Arts box office 912-212-2787 for ticket information

With the assistance of the Bulloch County Historical Society, The Ole’ Scarecrow Statesboro Medicine Show was written by Kathy Bradley and created by Scott Foxx.

The Ole’ Scarecrow Statesboro Medicine Show received the 2014 Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award from the Georgia Historical Society.

The Warlick Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the field of public history by Affiliate Chapters of the Georgia Historical Society. 


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