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.

Visit this season’s exhibit on the Kentucky Home, add to you leasehold’s Cottage Box, and review the growing collection of Notebooks about Chautauqua history and the people who made it.

ARC Hours: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings, 10:00 AM to Noon, or by appointment with Mary Ann Weyforth, ARC Director. The ARC intern is on site daily, except Sundays.

Jersey Joe’s

Every Wednesday and Friday morning, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 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

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, Ian Hurd, Joe Laffler, Bill Meyer, Sr., Tim Mullarkey, Bob O’Hearne, Cory Palmer, Fred Palmer, Carl Raab, Jerry Reilly, Jim Roberts, Bill Russell, Charlie Schaeffer, Bob Street, Jay Thatcher, Ken Trabue, Bob Willman, and Eric Woodruff.

Bill Meyer and Charlie Schaeffer are WWII veterans. Melanie Bick and Ian Hurd are on active duty.

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.

2019 Ceremonies

The flags of William Grundmann, Jr. and David Kerr are flown this season for the first time.

August 4, 12:00 PM, William Grundmann, Jr., USA

August 18, 12:00 PM, Dr. David Kerr, USA

September 2, 7:00 PM, Retreat the Flag, Hillside