Chautauqua Heritage Lecture Series

  • 10 People Who Left Chautauqua

    Concluding the 2020 Heritage Lecture Series, Jon Schmitz, Chautauqua’s archivist and historian, and Emálee Krulish, assistant archivist, will showcase 10 people who came to Chautauqua and went on to do great things.

    This series is made possible with a gift from Jeff Lutz and Cathy Nowosielski.
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  • Science and Religion (and Art) at Chautauqua

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, August 21, 2020.

    Jon Schmitz, Archivist and Historian for the Chautauqua Institution, discusses the relationship between science and religion on the Chautauqua platform, and how art pointed to a possible bridge.

    This series is made possible with a g...

  • Citizen Pageant

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, August 14, 2020.

    Jon Schmitz continues the series with a 1923 film of a pageant at Chautauqua.

    Week Seven’s Heritage Lecture Series focuses on a pageant performed by Chautauquans, which was created at the request of Anna Pennybaker, president of the...

  • The History of Toilette Paper

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, August 7, 2020.

    Gary Moore, North Carolina State University, a long-time presenter in the Heritage Lecture Series will discuss the evolution of toilette paper, as well as the history of other options.

    This series is made possible with a gift from Je...

  • Women Who Do Things: Women at Chautauqua

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 31, 2020.

    Emalee Krulish tells the stories of important women throughout history who came to Chautauqua.

    Praised for being a loving friend of women's suffrage in the years leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Chautauqua hosted...

  • Before Suffrage

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 24, 2020.

    CHQ Heritage Lecture: Rick Swegan - Before Suffrage : The quiet revolution for women's rights (Seneca Falls).

    Rick Swegan, a long-time Chautauquan with family ties to the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, will present on the beginnings...

  • Marketing Chautauqua

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 17, 2020.

    Jon Schmitz introduces a 1923 film produced to attract new visitors of Chautauqua.

    John Schmitz is an archivist and historian for Chautauqua. The 1923 film provides a wonderful documentation of the Chautauqua ground and programs at ...

  • Traditions at Chautauqua

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 PM EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.

    Jon Schmitz looks at the origins and meaning of some traditions that have emerged over the years.

    Schmitz has served as the archivist and historian for Chautauqua Institution since 2003.

    This series is made possible with a gift from ...

  • ChautauqWhat? - An Historical Overview of Chautauqua

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 3, 2020.

    Jon Schmitz discusses the origins of Chautauqua, how its identity has evolved over the years and why it remains so important today.

    Schmitz is the archivist and historian for Chautauqua Institution.
    About Chautauqua Institution: Chau...