Chautauqua Institution is known for its pristine grounds, intellectual community and as the home to an age-old program of philosophy, art, knowledge and religion. With the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, the Smith Memorial Library and the Chautauqua Bookstore, the Institution serves as a fertile ground for reading’s bountiful fruit.
Cathy Bonner made history this past weekend, becoming the first female chair of the Board of Directors of the Chautauqua…
Keeping a healthy community may be something Chautauquans don’t have a problem with while on the grounds, but keeping one…
Charles “Cary” and Suellen Lindsay are first-generation Chautauquans, and have loved spending time at the Institution since they first stepped on the grounds by chance more than 12 years ago.
For one week each summer, talented students in grades five through 12 arrive at Chautauqua Institution to participate in the Chautauqua Music Camps.
When heading toward the lakefront on the south end of the grounds, Chautauquans won’t be surprised to see a mass of children running, biking and laughing around Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Jenny Beeson Gregory spent numerous childhood summers doing just that, and she remembers it fondly.
If they could, the walls of the Jane A. Gross Opera Center would not talk, but sing, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their dedication.
On the morning of Aug. 11, approximately 250 members of the Bestor Society and the Eleanor B. Daugherty Society gathered in Smith Wilkes Hall for the annual Scholar in Residence program, presented by the Chautauqua Foundation.
For some members of the community, the Chautauqua experience has given them so much that they feel compelled to give back, sharing their time and talents.
Art drives Chautauqua in ways other communities and organizations only dream of, and early Sunday evening, the Institution thanked those who help make the full range of artistic and programmatic offerings found on the grounds possible.