Actress Linda Kenyon immediately engaged the audience at the Sparta Historical Society meeting on Thursday, March 14, when she raced down the aisle to catch a train on stage at the start of her one woman show of “A Life of my own: Eleanor Roosevelt” by Stephen LaRocque. The play illuminates Eleanor’s life journey. Sparta Historical Society was pleased to celebrate Women’s History month with this engaging performance that received a standing ovation.After the performance, which was held at the Sparta Presbyterian Church, attendees had opportunity to pose questions. One audience member recounted his 4th grade trip to the United Nations when Eleanor spoke to his class. The Sparta Historical Society is located at The Van Kirk Homestead Museum at 336 Main Street (Rte. 517, use Middle School Driveway), Sparta. It will open for the season on Sunday, April 14 with a Spring Exhibition called “Curt E. Engelbrecht: Views through his Lens” and will be open every second and fourth Sunday through June 26 from 1-4 p.m. with a talk at 2 p.m. For further information or group reservations, call 973-726-0883 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Funding has been made available in part by the NJ Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. For more information visit the web site www.vankirkmuseum.org.