Thursday, June 5, 2014

AlphabeThursday - C is for Chautauqua

This week is the City of Lawton’s 8th Chautauqua in a row.  If you don’t remember, or know, the Chautauqua is a week of learning about five characters in American history, through lectures and stage performances.  This year's theme is “A crisis of confidence: the war that changed the world.”  The first world war, the war to end all wars.



These scholars will be traveling to three Oklahoma cities; our city is the first to receive them.  They will be portraying (as seen above) Woodrow Wilson, Emma Goldman, Henry James, Edith Wharton and Theodore Roosevelt.  I’m on the planning committee so it’s going to be a busy week for me.  Every day there are two lectures, one at the museum.  And at night there is either a performance or a party!  Should be a fun time.  If you live in the area, performances are in the City Hall auditorium (the old high school) in the evening.  And lectures are at Cameron University Little Theater (10am) and the Museum of the Great Plains (2pm).  Don’t miss it – it’s always entertaining.


And come by Ms. Jenny’s site  …off on my tangent… 
to see what words were chosen for the Letter C!

8 comments:

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Definitely an interesting and entertaining way to learn a bit of American history :)

edenhills said...

Love the costumes. I bet it's a great performance!

Sue said...

What a very cool idea!

=)

Kathleen said...

Love it - what fun! I guessed Teddy Roosevelt right - tehe

Gattina said...

Unfortunately it didn't end ! WWII arrived !

Splendid Little Stars said...

sounds very fun!

Cristina Pop said...

This sounds like a great idea! I would love to see them!

Jenny said...

I would love to see this!

What a clever, clever idea!

Wish I lived closer so I could attend, too!

Thanks for linking to the letter "C".

A+

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