Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Oklahoma Chautauqua - "Legacy of Equality"

The kick-off reception for the Oklahoma Chautauqua in Lawton was last night at the Polo Club on Fort Sill . I'm sorry I didn't make it to the reception, but there will be a whole week of workshops and performances to attend.

Haven't heard of a Chautauqua before? It's a series of living history performances and workshops presented each June, where various scholars take on the characters of famous individuals from the past. This year's Chatauqua is entitled Lincoln's Legacy of Equality: Voices on the Fringe. Characters portrayed in the evening performances include Jefferson Davis, Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, Walt Whitman, and John Ross. The program is free to the public and is offered on the campus of OSU-Tulsa as well as in two additional Oklahoma communities. In Lawton, workshops will be at Cameron University at 10:00 AM, at the Museum of the Great Plains at 2:00 PM and the performances will be "under the tent" on the south side of the Public Library at 7:00.

Interested in living history and literature? You'll REALLY enjoy the Chatauqua. Come by if you're in Lawton, and be entertained!

7 comments:

Nancy said...

Looks really fun and interesting. I hope you have a great time!

Sandy said...

I would love this! I saw Lincoln perfomed years ago in Salem and really enjoyed it. We've not yet been able to plan were we're going this year, we've had a very unsettling year; but I'm making a note about this.

Nice post!
Swing by for a visit, welcome mats always out
Sandy

Sandy said...

Tried to post before, think I hit something and it went by by.

I would love this, making a note with the hope we might be able to schedule this. We've had alot of unsettling things happen and haven't been able to make our summer travel plans.

Take Care, swing by for a visit, welcome mats always out.

Sandy

Lenox Knits said...

Sounds like a good time! I always enjoy a good reenactment.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Sounds like fun...enjoy :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

How great is that?! I would love to have seen the Harriet Tubman character especially.

BeadedTail said...

Sounds like a wonderful program! I would love to see it!

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