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Chautauqua 2005: War and Democracy Comes to Chesapeake College

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2005

WYE MILLS - Nearly one hundred years ago Theodore Roosevelt said that the most American thing about America is Chautauqua. The Maryland Humanities Council and Chesapeake College are pleased to continue the revival of this tradition and bring a unique version of a Chautauqua --a living history program -- to Chesapeake's campus.

This year's program "War and Democracy: Personal Journeys" runs from Monday, July 11 to Thursday, July 14. These living history presentations begin at 7 p.m. on four consecutive nights in a tent outside the Kent Humanities Building. This year's program features actor-historians as Charles Darwin, Margaret Bourke-White, General Benjamin O. Davis, and Abraham Lincoln. Musical entertainment precedes the Chautauquans who appear in costume to talk about their lives and answer audience questions.

Monday, July 11
7 p.m.-- Songs by Kenyetta Bowser and Tasia Fassett
An Evening with General Benjamin O. Davis

Tuesday, July 12
7 p.m.-- Contemporary folk stylings by Jerry Haines
An Evening with Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, July 13
7 p.m.--Vocals and guitar music by Jeffrey Calder-Dow
An Evening with Margaret Bourke-White

Thursday, July 14
7 p.m. -- Original music by John Ruffini
An Evening with George Orwell

All Chautauqua programs are free and open to the public. Bring a picnic and enjoy supper on the lawn before the performance. Beverages will be for sale.

For more information, please call Chesapeake College at 410-827-5833. For a complementary reader, with a history, bibliography, and timeline on each character, call the Maryland Humanities Council at 410-771-0652. Sites are handicapped accessible.

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