These activities occur during the New Piasa Chautauqua season.
Archival Research Center
The Archival Research Center (ARC) is a service of the Historical Society. The heritage of Chautauqua is the foundation and center for all that is the Chautauqua experience. The ARC has the technology and resources to help connect with the community’s rich past and each family’s part in it.
An exhibit on the Dinky will be featured at the ARC this season. Stop by to add to your leasehold’s Cottage Box and review the growing collection of Notebooks about Chautauqua history and the people who made it.
The Center is under the direction of Annie Dugan. Staff includes volunteers and the Tomlinson-Hurd intern. The Intern is a NPC-CICA seasonal employee. Riley Ivanitski is the 2022 CHS Intern.
ARC Hours: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings, 10:00 AM to Noon, or by appointment.
Individuals interested in visiting the ARC who are not current NPC leaseholders, renters, or guests, should schedule an appointment to visit by emailing us.
Every Wednesday and Friday morning, from 10:00 AM to Noon, CHS and Bert Hampton host a casual gathering featuring coffee, sweets, and delightful conversation. They can be found on the side porch of the Kentucky Home (on 5th Street).
Flag Raising Ceremonies
Chautauquans honor the sacrifices made by our military veterans during flag raising ceremonies throughout the season. These military funeral flag exchange ceremonies are sponsored by the Chautauqua Historical Society and conducted by the Chautauqua Veterans Flag Detail, headed by Chuck Bryant. Veterans in the Flag Detail include Scott Adams, John Bick, Melanie Bick, Chuck Bryant, Don Bryant, Larry Colbert, Gary Crane, Dan Drescher, Bob Edmunds, Cheryl Gerber, Tom Hagemann, Dave Hagin, Bert Hampton, Marshall Hampton, Gordon Higgins, Ian Hurd, Joe Laffler, John Mennell, Carl Muckler, Tim Mullarkey, Bob O’Hearne, Cory Palmer, Fred Palmer, Carl Raab, Jim Roberts, Bill Russell, Charlie Schaeffer, Bob Street, Jay Thatcher, Ken Trabue, Bob Willman, and Eric Woodruff.
Gordon Higgins and Charlie Schaeffer are WWII veterans. Melanie Bick and Ian Hurd are on active duty with the United States Army and United States Coast Guard, respectively. Chuck Bryant has been the Chautauqua Veterans Flag Detail leader since its inception in 2004.
Flags in the Chautauqua Memorial Flag Collection are under the stewardship of the Chautauqua Historical Society, and are memorialized each season on a rotating schedule.
8:30 AM, raise the Flag of Henry Russell, US Army Air Corps
Noon, raise the flag of Bill Osborn, US Navy
11:00 AM, honor the flag of Billy Clarkson, US Marine Corps, raise the flag of Homer Adams, US Army
Noon, raise the flag in honor of Lawrence “Red” White, US Army, and James Yahraes, US Army
7:00 PM, retreat the flag of Lawrence “Red” White and Jim Yahraes, end of season ceremony.
Previous Season Ceremonies
To see a list of Flag Raising Ceremonies from previous seasons, click here.