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Chautauqua Heritage Lecture Series

Chautauqua Heritage Lecture Series

3 Seasons

Presented by the Chautauqua Institution Archives, this series combines the research of Archives staff with notable historians and Chautauqua scholars in order to explore the rich history of Chautauqua and its effect on American culture.

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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Chautauqua Heritage Lecture Series
  • "Baubles, Bangles and Beads: Rose Weiss, Costume Designer..."

    Episode 1

    Originally broadcast Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

    Heritage Lecture Series Howard Vincent Kurtz - discusses “Baubles, Bangles and Beads: Rose Weiss, Costume Designer for ‘The Lawrence Welk Show.’” Rosalind Beverly Friedman Weiss Berman, known as Rose Weiss, was born Jan. 28, 1921. The costume des...

  • Climate Change and Landscape Design: What Would Olmsted Do?

    Episode 2

    Premiering Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

    Part of Chautauqua Institution’s 2022 Heritage Lecture Series, and in coordination with Olmsted 200, this program will focus on the relevance of Olmsted ideals to the modern movement to create landscapes that contribute to climate sustainability goals. Th...

  • Entertaining Gate Crashers: Part One, Chautauqua Goes to the Theater

    Episode 3

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

    Entertaining Gate Crashers - How Theater, Dance, and "All That Jazz" Made it on to the Chautauqua Platform, Part One: Chautauqua Goes to the Theater

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores o...