Ohio Chautauqua 2020

Rossford

June 9 – 13

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

Rossford Veteran’s Memorial Park and Marina

Live local music at 6:30 p.m.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 9

Charles Pace as Frederick Douglass

Wednesday, June 10

Marjorie Goldman as Susan B. Anthony

Thursday, June 11

Leslie Goddard as Alice Paul

Friday, June 12

Ilene Evans as Coralie Franklin Cook

Saturday, June 13

Marvin Jefferson as Paul Robeson

 

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 9

4:00 p.m.
Feminism: Then and Now with Marjorie Goldman (Susan B. Anthony)

Wednesday, June 10

4:00 p.m.
The 1910s: Model T Fords, Ragtime and the New Woman with Leslie Goddard (Alice Paul)

Thursday, June 11

4:00 p.m.
Our Proper Sphere: The Changing Role of Women in America with Ilene Evans (Coralie Franklin Cook)

Friday, June 12

4:00 p.m.
Paul Robeson:“Here I Stand” with Marvin Jefferson (Paul Robeson)

Saturday, June 13

4:00 p.m.
The Right to Vote: Acquisition, Progression, Resilient Black Response to Long lasting Suppression with Charles Pace (Frederick Douglass)

 

Daytime Programs for Youth

Rossford Library

720 Dixie Hwy
Rossford, OH 43460

Tuesday, June 9

10:00 a.m.
Bustles, Corsets, and Collars, Oh My!
with Marjorie Goldman (Susan B. Anthony)

Wednesday, June 10

10:00 a.m.
If You Lived 100 years Ago…
with Leslie Goddard (Alice Paul)

Thursday, June 11 

10:00 a.m.
Let’s Take Hands
with Ilene Evans (Coralie Franklin Cook)

Friday, June 12 

10:00 a.m.
Paul Robeson, Singer!
with Marvin Jefferson (Paul Robeson)

Saturday, June 13 

10:00 a.m.
Frederick Bailey: The Child as the Father of Man with Charles Pace (Frederick Douglass)

 

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