The Friends of Sullys Hill present the first performance of “Sullys Hill, an Illustrated History” by Steve Stark at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 in the open air amphitheater at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve.

The Friends of Sullys Hill present the first performance of “Sullys Hill, an Illustrated History” by Steve Stark at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 in the open air amphitheater at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve.

Stark is a cartoonist, writer and performer whose unique presentations he calls “Illustrated History” because they are history and, yes, illustrated.

While dressed as a figure from history, like President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt or a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, he dramatizes a wide variety of stories from our nation’s heritage. As he acts out or refers to each character in his tale, he will sketch them in caricature on a large sheet of paper attached to the back wall of the stage or classroom - all while relaying the drama, humor or pathos of the tale he is performing. Don’t miss Stark’s lively and entertaining historical presentation!

Come early and enjoy an interpreted wagon ride through the preserve leaving from the Visitor’s Center at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

To reserve a space call 701-766-4272 ext. 430, space is limited. Lunch will be available for sale starting at 11 a.m., also, with the proceeds going to support the Friends of Sullys Hill and their mission. Following Stark’s presentation at 2:30 p.m. make your way into the classrooms of the Visitors Center for a variety of family activities including butterfly crafts and monarch displays. This will feature activities of interest to people of all ages. It ends at approximately 4:30 p.m. Also, remember the Friends’ Gift Shop will be open, too, in the Visitors Center.