Brown County Bicentennial Chautauqua

Chautauqua was a popular adult education movement throughout rural areas of the country in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Founded on the banks of New York's  Chautauqua Lake, their assemblies brought entertainment and culture not present in the local communities. Theodore Roosevelt described them as "the most American thing in America."


The Brown County Chautauqua were held at the Fairgrounds in the old wooden grandstands. Now we will all relive the experience once again while we celebrate the Brown County Bicentennial.

- Free Admission -

- National Anthem by Rep. Doug Green at 7 -


June 21

7:30 Music by Deann Kelley Kropf                                  8:30 "Ursuline Mother Superior Chatfield


7:30 Music by Harriet Jackson Groh & Sandy Eversole

8:30 "John Parker" by Anthony Gibbs

June 22


7:30 Music by the "Civil War Revue Band"

8:30 "US Grant" by Dr. Curt Fields

June 23