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Chautauqua 2007: Food for Thought Comes to Chesapeake College

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007

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 "Food For Thought" runs from Monday, July 9 to Thursday, July 12. 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 George Washington Carver, Cesar Chavez, Julia Child, and Upton Sinclair. Special entertainment precedes the Chautauquans who appear in costume to talk about their lives and answer audience questions.

Monday, July 9, 7 p.m. An Evening with George Washington Carver
Tuesday, July 10, 7 p.m. An Evening with Cesar Chavez
Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m. An Evening with Upton Sinclair
Thursday, July 12 7 p.m. An Evening with Julia Child

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 410-827-5868. 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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