Kent State Geauga Sponsors Ohio Chautauqua's Visit in June

Kent State University at Geauga is once again proud to sponsor Ohio Chautauqua as it returns to Geauga County's Century Village from June 6th – 10th. History comes alive and it's an experience you won't want to miss. All events are free and are open to all ages!

Big-tent performances each evening in Burton’s Century Village begin with live music at 6:30 p.m. Actor performances at 7:30 p.m. 

Building on the 19th-century tradition established on the shores of New York’s Chautauqua Lake, Ohio Chautauqua is a five-day event that combines living history performances, music, education, and audience participation into a one-of-a-kind cultural event the entire community will enjoy. This season’s theme is “The Natural World” with historical characters who spent their lives immersed in nature, using it as a source of creativity, discovery and spiritualism, including:
Dian Fossey, zoologist and author of Gorillas in the Mist
Theodore Roosevelt, reformist president and outdoorsman
Mary Shelley, gothic novelist
Chief Cornstalk, Native American leader of the Shawnee nation
Marie Curie, French physicist and chemist

For those that are looking for something to do during the daytime, the Chautauqua experience will have additional performances throughout the week. Kent State Geauga, along with other community partners, will host the actors, who will present on various interesting topics.

Check out Ohio Chautauqua-Burton  Daytime Schedule:

Tuesday, June 6th:

10 a.m.               Dan Cutler 
                           “The Skin Trade & Native Values”
                            Kent State University-Geauga Campus
                            14111 Claridon-Troy Rd., Burton
Wednesday, June 7th:

10 a.m.               Gene Worthington
                           “Presidential Firsts"
                            Middlefield Branch-Geauga County Public Library
                            16167 E. High St., Middlefield

12 p.m.                Special Grant Writing Workshop 

                           Kent State University's Geauga Campus

                            Free Workshop but space is limited. Please be sure to register here

1:30 p.m.             Susan Marie Froncczak (Curie) 
                            “Marie Curie’s Legacy”
                             Kent State University, Geauga Campus
                             14111 Claridon-Troy Rd., Burton

Thursday, June 8th:

10 a.m.                Guided Meditation in the Garden with Japanese Shakuach with Flute
                            Lydia Snyder
                            Burton Public Library
                            144588 West Park St., Burton
1:30 p.m.               Diann Moran 
                              “The Darker Side of Wildlife Conservation”
                               West Woods, Oakwood Room
                               9465 Kinsman Rd., Russell

Friday, June 9th:

10 a.m.               Susan Marie Frontczak(Shelly)
                           “Does a Clone Have a Soul?”
                            Burton Public Library
                            14588 West Park St., Burton
 11 a.m.              The Science & Ethics of Cloning
                           Dr. Erin Lamb, Hiram College Biomedical Humanities, Associate Professor 
                           Dr. Nicolas Hirsch, Hiram College, Biology Department

There will be a special day for families and our youth!

Saturday, June 10:  Family Day-Youth Programs
                                 Geauga County Historical Society, Century Village Museum
                                 14653 East Park St., Burton
9:30-10:30               Susan Marie Frontczak (Shelley)
                                “Treasure the Earth’s Magic”
10:30-12:00             Gene Worthington
                                “Nature Walk”
12:30-1:30               Dan Cutler
                                “How Primitive were Prehistoric People”
1:30-2:30                 Susan Marie Frontczak
                                 “Young Scientists”
2:30-3:30               Diann Moran
                              "Animal Researchers"

For more information, visit Ohio Humanities Here


POSTED: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 2:04pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 1:17pm