Chautauqua Heritage Lecture Series

Chautauqua Heritage Lecture Series

2 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
  • Two Girls at Chautauqua

    Episode 1

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, March 18, 2021.

    Hosted by Emalee Sanfilippo, Archives Assistant, who will tell the story of Ada Elizabeth Sisson and Lillian Hedrick - two girls from Nebraska whose 300-page journal, preserved in the archives, describes their 1895 Chautauqua experience...

  • A Few Black Americans You May Have Thought Came to Chautauqua (But Didn’t)

    Episode 2

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

    A Few Black Americans You May Have Thought Came to Chautauqua (But Didn’t) and a Few You May Not Have Known Who Did

    Hosted by Emalee Sanfilippo, Archives Assistant

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  • Amelia Earhart at Chautauqua

    Episode 3

    Originally broadcast at 8 pm ET Thursday, January 21, 2021.

    Amelia Earhart at Chautauqua, hosted by Jon Schmitz, Chautauqua Archivist and Historian who will discuss the two visits to Chautauqua made by the iconic aviatrix.

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