Ohio Chautauqua 2018: Modern Legends

Rossford

June 19 – 23

Edward Ford of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company founded the great City of Rossford, Ohio. In 1898, Ford purchased 173 acres along the Maumee River to build the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company. As workers came to the factory, Ford named the resulting town “Rossford” by combining his name with the last name of his second wife, Caroline Ross.

Rossford is easily accessible and noted as the “Crossroads of America” where I-75 meets the Ohio Turnpike Exit 64. Major attractions in Toledo are only minutes away from Rossford hotels including Hollywood Casino-Toledo, the Toledo Zoo, Toledo Museum of Art, Fifth Third Field, Huntington Center and Imagination Station, to name a few. Local restaurants, entertainment, and great shopping at Bass Pro Shops, Camping World and your favorite national retailers will make your visit complete.

Evening Performances

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

Rossford Veteran’s Memorial Park and Marina

300 Hannum Ave
Rossford, OH 43460

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

Tuesday, June 19
Susan Marie Frontczak as Erma Bombeck
Music by Tim Concannon

Wednesday, June 20
Fred Blanco as Cesar Chavez
Music by El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico

Thursday, June 21
Dr. Sally Ann Drucker as Betty Friedan
Music by Muddy

Friday, June 22
Dr. J. Holmes Armstead as Benjamin O. Davis Jr.
Music by Carmen Miller

Saturday, June 23
Jeremy Meier as Robert F. Kennedy
Music by Dan Cadaret

 

Daytime Programs for Adults

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

Rossford Library

720 Dixie Hwy
Rossford, OH 43460

Tuesday, June 19
2:00 p.m.

America Emerges as a World Power 1940 -1970 with Dr. J. Holmes Armstead (Benjamin O. Davis Jr.)

4:00 p.m.
Zoot Suit Riots with Fred Blanco (Cesar Chavez)

Wednesday, June 20
2:00 p.m.

Women in Advertising Media with Dr. Sally Ann Drucker (Betty Friedan)

4:00 p.m.
An Afternoon with Baldamar Velásquez

Thursday, June 21
4:00 p.m.

Hooked on Humor with Susan Marie Frontczak (Erma Bombeck)

Friday, June 22
2:00 p.m.

Kennedy Men: Father and Sons with Jeremy Meier (Robert F. Kennedy)

4:00 p.m.
Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman with Dr. Harold Brown

Family Day

Saturday, June 23
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Veteran’s Memorial Park & Marina

300 Hannum Ave
Rossford, OH 43460

1:00 PM -1:30 PM
To Make Gentle the Life of this World: Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy
with Jeremy Meier (Robert F. Kennedy)

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
The Airplane, Flying the 20th Century
with Jim Armstead (Benjamin O. Davis Jr.)

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Feminism Then and Now
with Sally Ann Drucker (Betty Friedan)

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Character Development for Chautauqua
with Fred Blanco (Cesar Chavez)

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Legendary Children’s Stories from the mid-20th Century
with Susan Marie Frontczak (Erma Bombeck)

Ohio Chautauqua 2018: Modern Legends

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