Grand Island will host Nebraska Chautauqua July 21-22, 2023! "What Connects Us"
Popular Chautauqua scholars from previous events will return to the traditional big tent to explore the theme, “What Connects Us” at Stuhr Museum of Grand Island. This festival will include family-friendly events, engaging workshops, and Chautauqua-style presentations that allow audience members to interact with historic figures.
All events are free and open to the public.
On Friday evening, July 21, Warren Brown will appear as American humorist and author Mark Twain as he did in 2012-2015’s Nebraska Chautauqua, “Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America.” Karen Vuranch will join him as author Edith Wharton, whom she portrayed in “World War One: Legacies of a Forgotten War” from 2016- 2018. Saturday evening, July 22, will see the return of Becky Stone as Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks from 2019-2022’s “The Fifties in Focus.” She will be joined by Taylor Keen, reprising his portrayal of Chief Standing Bear from the “Free Land?” Chautauqua.
During the day on Saturday, all four scholars will conduct workshops at Grand Island Public Library.
Details will be posted soon!
More Humanities Nebraska’s 50th Anniversary events are posted here.
Chautauqua is a unique opportunity for communities to explore key time moments of history and culture that still affect our lives today.
- Family friendly
- Multiple opportunities to explore topics from the past that affect us today
- Interact with experts, family members, neighbors, and friends
- Free for everyone!
Humanities Nebraska presented this new style of Chautauqua to give participants multiple opportunities to explore the social, economic, political, and international influence of historic events on today’s society. There was a variety of activities and events for Nebraskans of all ages to enjoy, led by various experts and scholars.
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Nebraska Chautauqua “What Connects Us”Stuhr Museum 3133 W. Hwy 34, Grand Island, NE, United States
Details coming soon!