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 Jeff Lutz and Cathy Nowosielski.
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.