Chautauqua is a program format that exemplifies experiential, interactive learning for the whole family.
Chautauqua is uniquely powerful because it combines the "suspension of disbelief" of theatrical experience with interaction between the audience and the performer. A skilled Chautauqua performer takes you out of the present and into a previous era. Yet no matter how alien or strange the subject matter, you are able to connect with it because you engage in discussion with the person from the past.
The Missouri Humanities Council has produced materials to help you find Chautauqua performers throughout the United States and to plan and carry out a successful series of programs.
From this web page, you can download the Council's how-to guide for Chautauqua
, as well as the most recent copy of our National Directory of Chautauqua scholars
(updated 11/06) in .pdf format. (MS Word .doc formats available at our website.)
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