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"America at the Movies" . . .    starring Bette Davis, Walt Disney, Orson Welles, Gordon Parks and Mary Pickford

America at the Movies / PosterDavisCropSeason Kick-off 

Sun Jan 11 at 2:30p
"All About Eve"
film showing

Tue Jan 13 at 7:00p
America at the Movies

discussion led by Judy Aten

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America at the Movies / Daniel Morgan cropped

Daniel Morgan | a Chautauqua History Alive Free Show performed by Ken Johnston

Fri Jan 16 at 6:30p

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Presented by Spartanburg Co Public Libraries

America at the Movies / DavisGoddardWinter Chautauqua - Bette Davis
performed by Leslie Goddard

Fri   Jan 30 at 7:30p
An Evening with Bette Davis

Opening night ticketed event
Governor's School, Smith Recital Hall
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Sat  Jan 31 at 2:00p  Bette Davis, Close-up - FREE show 

Sun Feb   1 at 2:00p Bette Davis, Close-up - FREE show   Graphics/Logos / Button MAP

Cartoons / 15CartoonALLDiscussion Series: Feb - May, 2015 Hughes Main Library Graphics/Logos / Button MAP

Tue Mar   3 at 7:00p When Movies Were Silent, discussion led by Scott Henderson

Tue Mar 31 at 7:00p Gordon Parks, discussion led by E. Richard Walton

Tue Apr 21 at 7:00p Orson Welles, discussion led by George Frein

Sat May  2 at 2:00p Mickey Mouse & Walt Disney, adventure led by Larry Bounds (for kids & adults of all ages)

Tue May  5 at 7:00p Walt Disney, discussion led by Larry Bounds  

Graphics/Logos / CHTQLogoHistory Alive Festival: June 12 - 21, 2015 

A ten-day - two-weekend festival of FREE shows and other events performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. 

Outdoor shows: evenings in Greenville, Travelers Rest and Asheville. Indoor shows: daytime Greenville and evening Spartanburg. Morning coffee/discussions with the performers.

2014 Season | download pdf         

What is Chautauqua?
It's History Alive!

If you like something that holds you spellbound, entertains you and incidentally teaches you - then you're going to love Chautauqua. We take you on an astonishing journey into the past, where historic figures appear on stage, and you question them - no holds barred!  You laugh with Mark Twain, get arrested with Rosa Parks, walk the Trail of Tears, and debate the Constitution with its makers.  It's interactive theater performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters.

And you, the audience, are always a part of the show. You laugh . . . you cry . . . you just flat out have a good time. And to top it off - the shows are FREE!

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