Chautauqua: An American Narrative

2011, TV Show

The history and influence of the Chautauqua Institution in western New York. It was founded in 1874 as a learning center for Sunday school teachers and now serves as a retreat that offers enrichment in the arts, education and religion.

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Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Hear from Chautauqua President Thomas Becker why the Chautauqua Institution is important and relevant in today's world. Becker reflects on what it is that makes Chautauqua unique and how those qualities help to make the Institution as important today as it was when it was founded in 1874.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

The arts are a central element of the Chautauqua experience. There has been arts programming at Chautauqua almost since the beginning. Today arts programming at Chautauqua includes: chamber music, dance, opera, symphony, theater, film, and more. Learn more about the important role of the arts at the Chautauqua Institution.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

The Chautauqua Institution resides on the scencic shores of Chautauqua Lake, and the grounds are full of natural beauty and interesting architectural styles. Take a visual tour of the grounds and well-known building on the Chautauqua campus. Featured sites include the Amphitheater, lakefront, Bestor Plaza, Hall of Philosophy and more.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

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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Premiered: January 31, 2011
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Premise: The history and influence of the Chautauqua Institution in western New York. It was founded in 1874 as a learning center for Sunday school teachers and now serves as a retreat that offers enrichment in the arts, education and religion.

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