Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, May 27, 2021.
Chautauqua Heritage Lecture Series - The Assembly Grounds, B.C. (Before Chautauqua), hosted by Jon Schmitz, Chautauqua Archivist and Historian
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.