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Beyond the Beaten Path: One War, Four Iowans, and their Journey to Home and Love

Saturday, May 6, 2023 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM) (CDT)


Storyteller Darrin Crow will be at the Marshalltown Public Library on Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm to perform his program, "Beyond the Beaten Path: One War, Four Iowans, and their Journey to Home and Love" about the Vietnam War. 

The war in Vietnam took Iowans down paths they never expected to walk and changed their lives in unimaginable ways. Follow the journey of four young Iowans- an Army radio man, a Navy river patrol sailor, and their wives- as they strive to navigate the bizarre world of military life in southeast Asia, new marriages, and a rapidly changing world.

Darrin Crow is a storyteller from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Storytelling has been a part of his life for as long as he can remember, whether it was listening to his aunts, uncles and grandparents talking about farming and coal mining in Iowa or immersing himself in Jules Verne and Tolkien up in his tree house. As a high school student he began volunteering at a living history museum. Here he found that he could use his love of telling stories to put people in touch with their heritage in a way they had not experienced before. In college he studied interpretive speech, and after college he worked as an actor and itinerant storyteller in Pennsylvania and Florida. In 1999 he returned to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and has been telling stories ever since. Over the last decade he has honed his craft by telling stories across the area in settings from church basements to major outdoor festivals.

For more information, call the library's Information Desk at 641-754-5738 ext. 4 or visit its website at www.marshalltownlibrary.org. 


This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 6, 2023 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM) (CDT)

Saturday, May 6, 2:00pm

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