Chautauqua 2016: “The Natural World” Statewide Kick-off
Ohio Humanities, in collaboration with four communities across the state, is proud to announce the kick-off to its 18th annual Ohio Chautauqua program, June 7-July 2. The Ohio Chautauqua 2016 troupe will have a tour stop in each of the four corners of the state. “The theme and site locations vary each year. However, the Chautauqua 2016 program’s popularity with families remains a constant,” says Ohio Humanities Executive Director Pat Williamsen.
The tour begins at the northeast corner of the state in Brimfield Township, (June 7-11). The Ohio Humanities Chautauqua 2016 will also serve as the centerpiece of the town’s bicentennial celebration. The tour will then travel southwest to Hamilton (June 14-18) before heading southeast to Gallipolis (June 21-July 25). The tour concludes in the northwest corner of the state in Rossford (June 28-July 2).
From the transformation of the vast wilderness to the discovery of invisible radioactive elements, Ohio Chautauqua 2016: The Natural World will explore the impact of mankind’s 300-year effort to dominate and still preserve the environment. Ohio Humanities scholars will address this dual relationship with nature through the lives of five historic characters (pictured l-r): physicist Madam Marie Curie, primatologist Dian Fossey, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, Frankenstein author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and Shawnee leader, Chief Cornstalk.
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