Bette Lou Higgins

Bette Lou Higgins, Artistic Director, Eden Valley Enterprises“Everything gets easier the more you do it. … There is no substitute for actually doing it in front of a live audience.”
– Bette Lou Higgins
   from Public Speaking Super Powers

Bette Lou Higgins is one of the founders of Eden Valley Enterprises (EVE), which opened in 1977 with Johnnycake Village for the Cuyahoga Valley Park. Since that time, EVE has produced more than 30 original programs for organizations from The Canal Society of Ohio to the Steamship William G. Mather to the Cleveland Metroparks.

Bette Lou has worked as a researcher, writer and performer, in addition to handling the administrative duties for the company. Her professional life has been spent using her theatrical skills to transmit the excitement of American and Great Lakes history to her audiences through an assortment of living history programs and special events. These productions are designed to make history meaningful and alive for adults and children of all ages.

Bette Lou has a M.Ed. from Cleveland State University and a BA in theatre from Baldwin-Wallace College. Most recently she presented The Best Songs I Never Sang: A Storytellers Concert for the North Ridgeville Library which will be featured on the Video Storyteller’s cable television program, Out And About With Barb And Andre.

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