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: 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.