For many older Iowans, Chautauqua is not a new word. But for non-natives, or if you are from a younger generation, you may have never heard of the word Chautauqua! In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, each Chautauqua was a popular multi-county gathering, where folks would travel far and wide to attend the popular assembly. A Chautauqua brought education, culture, and entertainment for the whole community with speakers, teachers, musicians and entertainers.
Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is putting a new spin on an old tradition with “That Chautauqua Thing” on October 3-4, 2015. It’s about learning – a new skill, discovering a new hobby, the history of the region, or learning a heritage craft. This community-wide intergenerational learning weekend will feature events for the entire family with entertainment, tours, and both short and longer workshops.
There’s a range of prices – some are free! Individual workshops with their details and registration are on the website (see October 3-4 classes), so put Webster City, IA on your calendar & register for something(s) today!
Visit http://www.legacylearningbrv.org/ to learn more about classes and prices.