Once again, I was invited to take photos of this year's Chautauqua events. Based upon the principles of the original Chautuaqua (see below), the week-long events took place in Homer, NY. There, participants could select from any number of offerings from a lecture on this year's presidential election, to the fate of our oceans, to sauerkraut making! There was a 5K/3K walk/run, and a number of communal meals. If you follow this link, you will see all of the wonderful things that were offered!
"The Chautauqua Institution is a not-for-profit, 750-acre educational center beside Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State, where approximately 7,500 persons are in residence on any day during a nine-week season, and a total of over 100,000 attend scheduled public events. Over 8,000 students enroll annually in the Chautauqua Summer Schools which offer courses in art, music, dance, theater, writing skills and a wide variety of special interests.
The Institution, originally the Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly, was founded in 1874 as an educational experiment in out-of-school, vacation learning. It was successful and broadened almost immediately beyond courses for Sunday school teachers to include academic subjects, music, art and physical education.
While founders Lewis Miller and John Heyl Vincent were Methodists, other Protestant denominations participated from the first year onward, and today Chautauqua continues to be ecumenical in spirit and practice. " http://ciweb.org/about-us/history