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Chautauqua 2006: Creativity and Imagination Comes to Chesapeake College

Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006


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 "Creativity and Imagination" runs from Monday, July 10 to Thursday, July 13. 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 Paul Robeson, Henry Ford, Leonardo da Vinci, and Coco Chanel. Musical entertainment precedes the Chautauquans who appear in costume to talk about their lives and answer audience questions.

Monday, July 10
7 p.m.Music by Soloist John Farrell
An Evening with Paul Robeson
Tuesday, July 11
7 p.m.Barbershop by Vocal Exchange
An Evening with Henry Ford
Wednesday, July 12
7 p.m.Classical guitar music by Anthony Harvey
An Evening with Leonardo da Vinci
Thursday, July 13
7 p.m. Classic fashions by Talbots of Easton
An Evening with Coco Chanel

All Chautauqua programs are free and open to the public. Bring a picnic and enjoy supper on the lawn before the performance. Beverages and cold treats 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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