What is Chautauqua? (sha-TAW-kwa). It was an adult education movement in the United States, highly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers, and specialists of the day. Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying that Chautauqua is "the most American thing in America".
Why are we trying to create our own?
Who we are and who we are trying to appeal too?
Where are we headed?
Please check out Alberta Chautauqua's website for the most current and up to date info. www.albertachq.ca