Special Events 2020

Our programs are sponsored by CHS in collaboration with the NPC Program Committee.

(All 2020 dates and times are subject to change due to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.  Check the weekly Channels for updates.)

June 28, 2020 – Seventeenth Annual Platform Lecture

Dr. Sarah Bell: 19th & 20th Century Women’s Political Activities seen through the Lens of the Chautauqua Movement

7:30 PM, Chautauqua Town Hall

This event was cancelled last year, and we are pleased to reschedule it.

Dr. Sarah Bell is the Membership Coordinator for the Watkins Museum of History in Lawrence, Kansas.  Her history Ph.D degree was conferred by Kansas University in May 2019.

She will speak on women’s political aspirations and activities in the late 19th and 20th centuries as seen through the lens of the Chautauqua movement.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to provide the vote to women so her topic is timely indeed.

Dr. Sarah Bell

July 5, 2020 – Third Annual Lawn Party

2:00 to 4:00 PM, Donnelly Pavillion

We hope our Lawn Party will appeal to all Chautauquans of all ages.

Dress in the Victorian or Edwardian fashion. White is the color of the afternoon.

Plan to play shuffleboard, croquet, badminton and other lawn games.

Light refreshments will be served.

CHS Lawn Party

July 19, 2020

Dr. George Provenzano:  James Semple in Elsah and Alton, Prairie Entrepreneur

7:30 PM, Kupferle Chapel

Join local historian Dr. George Provenzano for a fascinating look at the life of James Semple, founder of Elsah.

James Semple

August 9, 2020

Dr. Richard Keating:  Postcards from the Past

7:30 PM, Kupferle Chapel

Naturalist and storyteller Dr. Richard Keating will share and discuss historic postcards.

Dr. Richard Keating

August 23, 2020 – Young Musicians Series

7:30 PM, Kupferle Chapel

The 13th Annual Young Musicians Series program will feature a young artist or artists connected with the Community School of Music, Webster University, and the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.