Detailed Schedule – Grand Island

Monday, June 24

1-5 p.m. Youth Chautauqua Camp, College Park
Registration required.

3-4 p.m. Book talk on “By the Shores of Silver Lake” by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Youth Activity – ages 7 and older)

Tuesday, June 25

1-5 p.m. Youth Chautauqua Camp, College Park
3 p.m. Pawnee Games (Youth Activity)
Evening: Meet the Chautauquans

Wednesday‐Sunday, June 26-30

Exhibit of historical Solomon D. Butcher photos, Stuhr Museum
Homestead Act 150th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit, Grand Island Public Library

Wednesday, June 26

(sponsored by Five Points Bank)

10 a.m. “The Plant Doctor,” Paxton Williams (Youth Workshop)
12 noon “The Railroad: How Did They Build It and How Did It Almost Fall Apart?” Patrick McGinnis (Adult Workshop)
1-5 p.m. Youth Chautauqua Camp, College Park
2 p.m. “Telling Your Own Story,” Karen Vuranch (Adult Workshop)
3 p.m. Pioneer Games (Youth Activity)
6 p.m. Grand Island City Singers, Chautauqua tent
7 p.m. Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent
7:30 p.m. An evening with Willa Cather (Betty Jean Steinshouer), Chautauqua tent

Thursday, June 27

(sponsored by Equitable Bank)

10 a.m. “Dogs vs. Cats,” Betty Jean Steinshouer (Youth Workshop)
12 noon “America in the Gilded Age,” Warren Brown (Adult Workshop)
1-5 p.m. Youth Chautauqua Camp, College Park
2 p.m. “Dispossession of the Plains Indians,” David Wishart (Adult Workshop)
3 p.m. Music and storytelling by Kusi Taki (Youth Activity – all ages)
6 p.m. Music by Kusi Taki, Chautauqua tent
7:15 p.m. Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent
7:30 p.m. An evening with Grenville Dodge (Patrick E. McGinnis), Chautauqua tent

Friday, June 28

(sponsored by Home Federal Bank)

10 a.m. “Storytelling in the Native American Tradition,” Joyzelle Gingway Godfrey (Youth Workshop)
12 noon “The People of My Antonia, O Pioneers!, and The Song of the Lark,” Betty Jean Steinshouer (Adult Workshop)
1-7 p.m. Youth Chautauqua Camp, Chautauqua tent
2 p.m. “The Civil War and Its Impact on the Great Plains,” Patrick McGinnis (Adult Workshop)
6 p.m. Youth Chautauqua presentations
7 p.m. “Trail Stories,” Renae Hunt, Stuhr Museum event coordinator, Chautauqua tent
7:15 p.m. Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent
7:30 p.m. An evening with Laura Ingalls Wilder (Karen Vuranch), Chautauqua tent

Saturday, June 29

(sponsored by Agricultural Services)

12 noon “The Rise and Fall of the Wild West,” Karen Vuranch (Adult Workshop)
2 p.m. “Mark Twain’s The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” Warren Brown (Adult Workshop)
4-5 p.m. “Learn How to Play Harmonica and Other Wild and Crazy Ideas,” Greenblatt & Seay
(Youth and Adult Workshop — free harmonicas to the first 96 attending), Chautauqua tent
6 p.m. Music by Greenblatt & Seay, Chautauqua tent
7:15 p.m. Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent
7:30 p.m. An evening with George Washington Carver (Paxton Williams), Chautauqua tent

Sunday, June 30

(sponsored by Principal Financial Group)

2 p.m. “Exodusters,” Paxton Williams (Adult Workshop)
6 p.m. Music by Nebraska Brass, Chautauqua tent
7 p.m. Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent
7:30 p.m. An evening with Chief Standing Bear (Taylor Keen), Chautauqua tent

All events are free and open to the public. Schedule is subject to change.

Evening Chautauqua tent shows are moderated by Mark Twain, portrayed by Warren Brown. The tent is located in Railroad Town at the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, 3133 W. Highway 34. In case of inclement weather, tent programs will be held at Grand Island Northwest High School, 2710 N. North Road.

Adult workshops and youth workshops/activities will be held at the Grand Island Public Library, 211 N. Washington St. and are
scheduled to last approximately an hour (unless otherwise noted). 

Youth workshops and activities at the library are intended for children in grades K-4 (unless otherwise noted).

 

Chautauqua in Grand Island is made possible by:

GI Comm Found Logo-CYMK            Stuhr logo for CD

…and many other generous contributors.

 


News

Dec
04

Wayne, Sidney to host WWI Chautauqua in June 2018

For the centennial remembrance of the end of the Great War, the communities of Way