Linda Kenyon as Julia Child

Sparta. Linda Kenyon's previous history performance as Eleanor Roosevelt for the Sparta Historical Society was so popular, that the society is having her perform again, this time as Julia Child. The show will be held at 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Sparta Presbyterian Church located at 32 Main Street in Sparta.

Sep 30 2019 | 10:19 AM

Sparta Historical Society welcomes back Linda Kenyon, multi-media actress, to perform her one woman show of “Julia says: Bon Appetit!” by Clay Tennis.

Julia Child was an American cook, author and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to America. She was in the vanguard of “foodies” who by changing America’s taste helped create modern American culture. She starred in 12 television series and was the author of 19 cookbooks. While her public face and voice became familiar to all of us, this play focuses on her private side – especially her relationship with her husband, Paul Child. This play is a true love story. "A fan said “Linda really is Julia Child. The hair makeup, dress, voice and demeanor – all of it. It really is amazing to watch.”

This history show will be held at 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Sparta Presbyterian Church located at 32 Main Street.

Following the presentation, refreshments will be served. Those attending will have a chance to ask questions about the topic or other issues relating to the history of Julia Child.

Members are free, non-members $10.

The Sparta Historical Society is located at The Van Kirk Homestead Museum at 336 Main Street (Rte. 517, use Middle School Driveway), Sparta. www.vankirkmuseum.org It will open Sunday, Sept. 22 with the fall exhibition called “New Jersey Glass: Earth, Wind and Fire” and will be open every second and fourth Sunday from 1-4 p.m., with 2 p.m. talk, through Dec. 9, 2019.

For further details or group reservations, call 973-726-0883 or send email to spartahistoricalsocnj@gmail.com.