Calendar of Events

CT150 - Summer Chautauqua: Cowboys and Cattle Trails

June 13th, 2017 6:30 PM - June 17th, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Contact Number: 580.237.1907
Location: Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S 4th

Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary logoUPDATE-JUNE 16: Due to the expected heat over the next two days, the evening performances of Summer Chautauqua for Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 have been moved indoors to the commons area at Northwestern Oklahoma State-Enid, 2929 E Randolph. Entertainment begins at 6:30 pm each night with the scholar presentation at 7:30 pm. Daily workshops will still be held at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.

Chautauqua is historical tourism at its finest. It's your chance to time travel to another era and meet some of history's most illustrious characters. Historical enactments include a monologue "in character" and an opportunity to pose questions to both the visiting luminary and the scholar/presenter. Daytime workshops and lectures give further glimpses of the social, cultural and political nuances of the era.

The theme for 2017 is "The Great West: Cowboys & Cattle Trails." Entertainment begins at 6:30 pm with the scholar presentation at 7:30 pm.

Scholars and the roles they are playing
Tuesday, June 13: Michael Hughes as Jesse Chisholm
Wednesday, June 14:  Jim Armstead as Thaddeus Dunkley
Thursday, June 15: Sally Drucker as Bettie Reynolds
Friday, June 16: Vanessa Adams Harris as Johanna July
Saturday, June 17: Doug Mishler as Hanging Judge Parker

This is the 23rd year for Summer Chautauqua in Enid, making it one of the longest-running Chautauqua events in the nation.

Admission to all Chautauqua events is always free. Event held under the white tent at Humphrey Heritage Village.

Workshops will be at 10:30 and Noon each day.