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 2020 is Visionaries: Catalysts for Change, recognizing key 20th-century individuals whose work and vision continue to influence human experience in the 21st century. These men and women continue to inspire others because their unusual foresight and imagination led them to overcome their dissatisfaction with society as they experienced it and strive for something different, their groundbreaking work offering possibilities for humanity to grow.
Pre-show entertainment begins at 6:30 pm with the scholar presentation at 7:30 pm.
Gene Roddenberry, played by Doug Mishler
Gertrude Bell, played by Karen Vuranch
Marshall McLuhan, played by John Anderson
Marie Curie, played by Susan Marie Frontczak
Frank Lloyd Wright, played by Ted Kachel
(dates for scholar performances & workshops TBA)
This is the 26th 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.