What is Chautauqua?
- It's History Alive!
Chautauqua History Alive isn't just a performance. It's a chance to step into History - to ask questions and go one on one with the people who shaped our country and our world. You can debate the Constitution with our forefathers, laugh out loud with Mark Twain, get arrested with Rosa Parks, or walk the Trail of Tears.
You laugh . . . you cry . . . you just flat out have a good time. And it's all free!
Stories should be told. Histories deserve to be heard. And great communities celebrate culture, conversation, and critical thought.
February 3 - 5, 2017
Fri Feb 3 at 7:30pm - Opening night benefit show. Fabulous desserts and a private intimate performance of Eleanor Roosevelt
SAT Feb 4 and Sun feb 5 at 2:00pm
Free performances Eleanor Roosevelt
Library Discussion Series
January - May, 2017
Tue Jan 17 at 7:00 pm Eleanor Roosevelt led by Dr. Judith S. Prince
Tue Feb 28 at 7:00 pm Abraham Lincoln led by Dr. Vernon Burton
Sat Mar 18 at 2:00 pm Walter Cronkite led by Larry Bounds
Tue Mar 21 at 7:00 pm Walter Cronkite led by Larry Bounds
Tue Apr 18 at 7:00 pm Maya Angelou led by Glenis Redmond
Tue May 2 at 7:00pm Cesar Chavez led by Vera Gomez
History Alive Festival
June 16 - 25, 2017
"The Power of Words"
A ten-day - two-weekend festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family.
Five different shows performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters and other events.
And it's all FREE.
Listen in as PRESIDENT LINCOLN redefines American democracy
Rise up and sing with poet MAYA ANGELOU
March for social justice with CESAR CHAVEZ
Step inside the revolutionary book Silent Spring, with RACHEL CARSON
And once again, “You Are There” with WALTER CRONKITE.