Ohio Chautauqua 2020

Westerville

June 16 – 20

Once known as the “Dry Capitol of the World,” Westerville was chosen as the site for the printing headquarters of the Anti-Saloon League in 1909. Forty tons of anti-alcohol information was produced and shipped each month from the town in the effort to eliminate liquor manufacturers and the saloons that sold their products. The successful campaign ushered in passage of the 18th amendment to the U.S. constitution.

The old headquarters building of the Anti-Saloon League is now part of the Westerville Public Library and houses the Local History Center and Anti-Saloon League Museum. A visit will provide information on the League and the effect of Prohibition on the country. This dynamic community has a small town feel which is represented by its charming Uptown. Recently designated as a National Register Historic District, the main streets lined with 19th century brick buildings, are home to unique shops and restaurants. Plaques sharing the history of the area make walking the streets an adventure.

 

Evening Performances

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

Westerville Sports Complex

Live local music at 6:30 p.m.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 16

Charles Pace as Frederick Douglass
Music by Cosa Nostra

Wednesday, June 17

Marjorie Goldman as Susan B. Anthony 
Music by Westerville Concert Band

Thursday, June 18

Leslie Goddard as Alice Paul
Music by Folk Ramblers

Friday, June 19

Ilene Evans as Coralie Franklin Cook
Music by The Castros

Saturday, June 20

Marvin Jefferson as Paul Robeson
Music by MEEK Quartet

 

Daytime Programs for Adults

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

Westerville Public Library Meeting Rooms

126 S State St
Westerville, OH 43081

Tuesday, June 16

2:00 p.m.
Paul Robeson: “Here I Stand” with Marvin Jefferson (Paul Robeson)

Wednesday, June 17

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

Thursday, June 18

4:00 p.m.
Friends and Fellow Travelers: A Look at Susan B. Anthony’s Fight for Equality with Marjorie Goldman (Susan B. Anthony)

Friday, June 19

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

Saturday, June 20

4:00 p.m.
African American Suffragists: Lifting as We Climb with Ilene Evans (Coralie Franklin Cook)

 

Daytime Programs for Youth

Westerville Public Library Meeting Rooms

126 S State St
Westerville, OH 43081

Tuesday, June 16

10:00 a.m.
Let’s Take Hands (Freedom, equality and inclusion) with Ilene Evans (Coralie Franklin Cook)

Wednesday, June 17

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

Thursday, June 18

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

Friday, June 19

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

Saturday, June 20

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

 

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