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Come to the Ohio Chautauqua tent to hear fascinating “Journey Stories” next summer!

Ohio Chautauqua is entering its 16th year of bringing history to life in Ohio communities.

This year’s daytime workshops and nightly living history performances will revolve around the “Journey Stories” theme.  The featured historical figures will present stories covering a wide range of journeys.  Some cross vast distances or endure difficult physical ventures, while others embark on intellectual or philosophical endeavors.  Yet each figure’s journey highlights important truths about the human spirit that are sure to inspire those in attendance.

Debra Conner introduces the character of Edith Russell, a Titanic survivor, who reminds us of the courage individuals can offer during great tragedy.  Hank Fincken will bring to life J. Goldsborough Bruff, a ‘49er on the California Trail, who celebrates the grandeur of this growing nation - a land rife with challenges, dangers, and rewards. Olive Ann Oatman, an Indian captive portrayed by Dianne Moran, demonstrates impressive resiliency in the face of personal misfortune.  The civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., as depicted by Marvin Jefferson, invites us to fight for both racial and economic equality.  Philosopher Henry David Thoreau, portrayed by Kevin Radaker, prompts us to value our own thoughts and to appreciate the beauty of nature.

Join Ohio Chautauqua next summer in Gallipolis, Warren, New Richmond, and Worthington for a unique and enlightening experience!   

Later Event: July 7
NROBA Meeting