Folklife Center to host storyteller James Froemel

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Charles Schulz, cartoonist, and creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip will be brought to life at the Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center at Fairmont State University on Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Storyteller James Froemel of Morgantown will perform in the first person as a part of the West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive Program. The event is free and open to the public.

Schulz, a Veteran of World War II, was a cartoonist best known as the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip that featured Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the gang. The comic strip was first published in 1950 in seven newspapers. It appeared in 2,600 papers around the world at the time of his death in 2000. 

James Froemel is the winner of the 2015 and 2017 West Virginia Biggest Liar competition.  He has been featured in storytelling performances at schools and festivals across the state. Froemel have been featured in Goldenseal magazine and West Virginia Living. A graduate from WVU, James holds a bachelor’s degree in acting.

The Frank and Jane Garbor WV Folklife Center is housed in a historic barn on the at Fairmont State University. The Center is dedicated to the identification, preservation, and perpetuation of our region’s rich cultural heritage. For additional information please call 304-367-4403 or wvfolklife@fairmontstate.edu.