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Friday July 25 2014
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Just as the traveling Chautauquas of old sought to bring education and entertainment to local communities, so does Carbondale Community Arts with its annual summer Town Square Chautauqua series. 2005 marks the sixth annual Chautauqua held in Carbondale and the fourth Chautauqua produced completely at the local level. Themes from past years include "The Industrial Age," "The Jazz Age," "I Hear America Singing: the mid 1800s," "The Lewis and Clark Expedition", and "The American Presidency."
This year, the Town Square Chautauqua presents "Visions and Dreams: The Changing American Landscape," produced in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Shawnee National Forest.
Chautauqua 2005 profiles the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Forest Service and the emergence of the conservation movement of the late 1800s. Each evening, Carbondale Community Arts sets the stage with musical performances evocative of the period, followed by special guests who will describe their part in the emerging conservation consciousness of America. Daytime lectures and family activities, offered at locations throughout the area, will offer additional information about the changing American landscape of the 1800s. The Chautauqua will entertain, inform, and inspire you to join a national dialogue that has endured for over a century. An educational exhibit about western artists of the period rounds out the picture throughout June at the Carbondale Civic Center.
The 2005 Town Square Chautauqua features:
See a detailed schedule of Town Square Chautauqua events and meet some of the performers. All performances, lectures, video screenings, and exhibits are free and open to the public.
Visit www.carbondalearts.org to learn more about Carbondale Community Arts activities in arts programming and education.