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.

2017 Season:

2017 / Power of Words

2017 / Eleanor Cartoon Standing SquareWinter Chautauqua
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

2017 / Group CartoonLibrary 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

Graphics/Logos / LogoCHTQSquareHistory 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.


Graphics/Logos / ButtonShowsGraphics/Logos / ButtonEventCalendar

Join US 

Graphics/Logos / ButtonContactRedSmall

Graphics/Logos / ButtonGreenEmail

Graphics/Logos / ButtonGreenVolunteer

Graphics/Logos / ButtonGreenDonate

Visiting Greenville?

Graphics/Logos / ButtonGreenVisit

Graphics/Logos / ButtonAboutCHTQ

Chautauqua Magazine 2016

| Download pdf

Graphics/Logos / GraphicFacebook    Graphics/Logos / GraphicTwitter     Graphics/Logos / Graphic/Instagram