Deborah Sunya Moore discusses Chautauqua Institution's rich history, including it being the former home of Thomas Edison and his wife, Mina Miller Edison, who was the daughter of one of Chautauqua's founders, Lewis Miller. Voted USA Today's "Best Small Town Cultural Scene," Chautauqua is a very special hometown with a community dedicated to exploring the very best in human values through lifelong learning programs and experiences in the arts, education, religion, and recreation.
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.