Calendar of Events
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 2018 is "The Modern Age: Moving Forward from World War I." Pre-show entertainment begins at 6:30 pm with the scholar presentation at 7:30 pm.
Tuesday, June 12: Gen. John Joseph "Blackjack" Pershing, portrayed by Doug Mishler
Wednesday, June 13: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, portrayed by Debra Conner
Thursday, June 14: Acee Blue Eagle, portrayed by Dr. Michael Hughes
Friday, June 15: Josephine Baker, portrayed by Vanessa Adams-Harris
Saturday, June 16: Ernest Hemingway, portrayed by John Anderson
This is the 24th 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.
Tuesday. June 12
10:30 am, Josephine Baker to Hip-Hop Fashion Forward, by Vanessa Adams-Harris
Noon, Soldier's Home, by John Anderson
Wednesday, June 13
10:30 am, Hemingway and the Culture of Celebrity, by John Anderson
Noon, It is now Harder to Duck: Transition to Modern War, by Doug Mishler
Thursday, June 14
10:30 am, Unleash the Kracken: Chaos "the Modern" Brought to America, by Doug Mishler
Noon, All that Money can Buy, by Debra Conner
Friday, June 15
10:30 am, Inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe, by Debra Conner
Noon, American Indian Art from OK Mammoths to OK Masters, by Dr. Michael Hughes
Saturday, June 16
10:30 am, Stories from Books Written & Illustrated by American Indians, by Dr. Michael Hughes
Noon, A Great Migration: African-American Ex Pats, by Vanessa Adams-Harris