The raising of the 2012 Ohio Chautauqua red-and-white tent at Century Village Museum will take place on Monday, July 2. Representatives of the Ohio Humanities Council and Ohio Chautauqua-Geauga will offer a preview of the festival of music and culture which will run July 3-7 to tell the story of the time “When Ohio was the Western Frontier.”
The Ohio Chautauqua tent at Century Village Museum will serve as the central location for five free evening performances by renowned humanities scholars, who assume the costume and personality of historical figures: Iroquois leader Chief Logan on July 3; Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the Battle of Lake Erie, July 4; York, a Lewis and Clark Expedition member July 5; frontier aristocrat Margaret Blennerhassett July 6; and pioneer naturalist Johnny Appleseed July 7. Throughout the week, these same scholars will come out of character to present ten additional daytime programs on varying topics at five other venues around the county. Five of these programs will be aimed at younger audiences, and five will be geared toward adults.
Geauga County is one of only five sites throughout the state chosen for the privilege of hosting the 2012 Ohio Chautauqua, which is sponsored and presented by the Ohio Humanities Council. All of the Ohio Chautauqua-Geauga performances and workshops are free of charge and will be held on schedule rain or shine.
For more information and a schedule of events Ohio Chautauqua events, please visit Ohio Chautauqua Events.
Century Village Museum is located at 14653 East Park Street, Burton, on the south side of the circle.
The 2012 Ohio Chautauqua is a unique cultural and educational opportunity for the communities of Geauga County and would not be possible without generous donations from The Geauga County Library Foundations, the trustees of Geauga Park District Foundation, Geauga County Rotaries, Great Lakes Cheese, Kent State University at Geauga, Middlefield Bank, Preston Chevrolet, The William T. & Margaret R. Clark Charitable Foundations and Xanterra Parks and Resort-Punderson.