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.
Historically, African-American churches are one of the earliest forms of American religion, but that form of spirituality has never been…
Financial planning and the Chautauqua Foundation took precedence at Wednesday morning’s Chautauqua Board of Trustees Porch Discussion, where Sebastian Baggiano and Geof Follansbee served as speakers.
Last Saturday morning, Cathy Nowosielski, co-chair of the Chautauqua Fund, urged a crowd of Chautauqua Fund volunteers at the Athenaeum Hotel parlor to “capture the Chautauqua moment.”
For the past three years Chautauquans have been hearing about the $33 million Amphitheater renovation project, the largest public works project ever proposed for the Institution. The Amp project is the centerpiece of Chautauqua’s six-year Promise Campaign.
Last Wednesday, diplomat and author Dennis Ross sat with political scientist Geoffrey Kemp in the Amphitheater for a discussion on the conflict in Gaza and the jihadist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. The discussion of international politics was blunt and garnered a warm welcome from Chautauquans.
Chautauqua favorite Ken Burns is at the center of Week Seven’s theme: “A Week with Ken Burns: Historian, Documentarian and American Conscience.”
Last Wednesday in the Athenaeum Hotel parlor, the Chautauqua Foundation hosted the ninth annual Eleanor B. Daugherty Society Luncheon for its members.
This past week, from Monday through Wednesday in Smith Wilkes Hall, the Chautauqua Foundation presented the annual Scholar in Residence event, which this year featured Jon Alterman.
Early last Wednesday in the Athenaeum Hotel parlor, the Chautauqua Foundation hosted a breakfast discussion to explore and celebrate the role of women as writers and performers inside the Chautauqua Theater Company as well as in their other professional theater engagements.