chautauquas

Chautauqua Trail: Chautauqua at the Riverside

Staff Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communication Intern   With scheduled presentations for 2014 titled, “Michigan Cities: How Did They get Those Crazy Names?” and “A Conversation with Henry Ford & Thomas Edison,” it is clear that the Ypsilanti, Mich. Chautauqua program combines education and entertainment flawlessly. Chautauqua at the Riverside has been well received by […]

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Chautauqua Trail: Plains Chautauqua

The Carters Re-establish Plains Chautauqua Lakeside Chautauqua’s management team visited Plains, Ga. for the commu­nity’s first weekend Chautau­qua program, inspired by for­mer President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. The small farming com­munity began as a one-day brief educational program that emphasized its history. However, with the encour­agement of Rosalynn, the Plains Chautauqua programs are […]

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Chautauqua Trail: Bay View Association

Guest Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communications Intern   A Chautauqua on Lake Michigan Story “Bay View is really home to me,” Betsy Loyd Harvey said. “When I think of going home, I go to Bay View.” Can any Lakesiders relate? Does this sound familiar to Frank Gwalthney’s kids at Ocean Park? Harvey is the fifth […]

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Chautauqua Trail: Chautauqua Wawasee

Guest Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communications Intern A Week at Chautauqua-Wawasee When Ann Strong walked through Oakwood in Syracuse, Indiana, it reminded her of a Chautauqua, particularly the Chautauqua Institution in New York. Oakwood, located on Lake Wawasee, Indiana’s largest natural lake, was originally founded in 1893 as a permanent camp meeting ground for “spiritual […]

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