A Historical Perspective
Clip: Season 1 Episode 1 | 6m
Learn more about Chautauqua's rich history from Chautauqua archivist and historian Jon Schmitz. Chautauqua has always had a strong and visible connection to its history. Through the Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle and the Chautauqua Movement, the Chautauqua Institution has been an important part of American culture since it's founding in 1874.
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Chautauqua: An American Narrative is made possible by a generous grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation The Erie Insurance Group, Eric and Marianne Laine and the CUTCO Foundation, The Chautauqua County Legislature and the Department of Planning and Economic Development, and Gary and Willow Brost.