Special Events

Our programs are sponsored by Chautauqua Historical Society in collaboration with the New Piasa Chautauqua Program Committee.

Our 2021 calendar is being finalized.  Check back as we get closer to the season for more details about our 2021 Special Events.

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

COVID-19 guidelines will be followed at these events.

Tentative Events for Our 2021 Season

Date(s) TBD – The 15th Annual Young Musicians Series

7:00 PM, Auditorium

The 15th Annual Young Musicians Series will feature a young artist or artists connected with the Community School of Music, Webster University, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Date TBD – 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 for the past two years, 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.

2020 was 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

Date TBD

Tim Tomlinson:  Morally We Roll Along, the Chautauqua Movement in American History

7:00 PM, Piasa Bluffs Auditorium

Chautauqua Historical Society President, Tim Tomlinson, will discuss the history of the Chautauqua Movement and its important place in the history of our country.

Date TBD

Dr. Richard Keating:  Postcards from the Past

7:30 PM, Kupferle Chapel

Naturalist and storyteller Dr. Richard Keating will share and discuss historic postcards.  This session was postponed from our 2020 Season and we are happy to have been able to reschedule it.

Dr. Richard Keating