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Ohio Chautauqua 2019: Defiance

June 4, 2019 - June 8, 2019

Evening Performances

Gather under the Chautauqua tent with neighbors and friends for an evening of live music, living history, and engagement.

Defiance Public Library

Live local music at 6:30 p.m.
Performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 4

Susan Marie Frontczak as Erma Bombeck
Music by Morgan Bland

Wednesday, June 5

James Armstead as Benjamin O. Davis Jr.
Music by Sam Dell

Thursday, June 6

Karen Vuranch as Julia Child
Music by Kelly Bazely

Friday, June 7

Fred Blanco as Cesar Chavez
Music by Jerome Schooley

Saturday, June 8

Jeremy Meier as Robert F. Kennedy
Music by Jazz Musicians

Daytime Programs for Adults

Engage in real conversations about real issues at scholar-led programs.

Tuesday, June 4

10:30 a.m.
Defiance High School
1755 Palmer Drive, Defiance
El Teatro Campesino: A Chicano Theatre Movement with Fred Blanco (Cesar Chavez)

2:00 p.m.
VFW Post 3360
201 Clinton St, Defiance
America Emerges as a World Power with  James Armstead (Benjamin O. Davis Jr.)

Wednesday, June 5

10:30 a.m.
St John UCC
950 Webster St, Defiance
Food as Fellowship with Karen Vuranch (Julia Child)
*Attendees are encouraged to bring stories of their own food traditions and a dish to share

2:00 p.m.
Defiance College
701 N. Clinton St, Defiance
Zoot Suit Riots with Fred Blanco Cesar Chavez)

Friday, June 7

2:00 p.m.
Johnson Memorial Library
116 W. High St, Hicksville
Food Fads in America: From Feasting and Fasting, Frozen to Fabulous with Karen Vuranch Julia Child)

Saturday, June 8

10:30 a.m.
Northtowne Mall
1500 N. Clinton St, Defiance
Ruthless Showdown: Kennedy v. Hoffa with Jeremy Meier (Robert F. Kennedy)

1:00 p.m.
Huber Opera House
175 E. High St, Hicksville
Erma Bombeck — Feminist? with Susan Marie Frontczak (Erma Bombeck)

Daytime Programs for Youth

Thursday, June 6

10:30 a.m.
Defiance Public Library
320 Fort St., Defiance
Legendary Children’s Stories from the Mid-Twentieth Century with Susan Marie Frontczak (Erma Bombeck)

2:00 p.m.
Stroede Center for the Arts
319 Wayne Ave, Defiance
Fundamentals of Flight with James Armstead (Benjamin O. Davis Jr.)

Friday, June 7

10:30 a.m.
Johnson Memorial Library
116 W. High St, Hicksville
To Make Gentle the Life of This World: Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy with Jeremy Meier (Robert F. Kennedy)

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Details

Start:
June 4, 2019
End:
June 8, 2019
Website:
http://www.ohiohumanities.org/ohio-chautauqua1/defiance-2019-2/

Organizer

Ohio Humanities
Phone:
614-461-7802
Email:
ohc@ohiohumanities.org
Website:
http://www.ohiohumanities.org/ohio-chautauqua/