Ohio Chautauqua 2017

Burton, Ohio

June 6 – 10

The village of Burton was founded in 1798 and is Geauga County’s oldest settlement. Like many other early settlements in the Connecticut Western Reserve, Burton has a town square patterned after the village greens of New England. Historic homes and civic buildings surround the square. The village is home to Century Village Museum, an authentic representation of a Western Reserve Village from 1798 to the end of the 19th century.

Evening Performances

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

Century Village Museum
14653 E Park St
Burton, OH 44021

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

Susan Marie Frontczak as Marie Curie
Music by One Dollar Hat

Wednesday, June 7

Dan Cutler as Chief Cornstalk
Music by Jesse Huge

Thursday, June 8

Susan Marie Frontczak as Mary Shelley
Music by Paul Borger

Friday, June 9

Dianne Moran as Dian Fossey
Music by Hal Walker

Saturday, June 10

Gene Worthington as Theodore Roosevelt
Music by IV Effect

Daytime Programs

The Natural World is the theme for a host of community-based programming throughout the week. Engage in real conversations about real issues at scholar-led programs, meditate in the outdoors in the library’s garden, and bring the whole family to Century Village Museum for a day of fun activities during the Ohio Chautauqua Family Day. Click on the events below for more information.

For Adults

Tuesday, June 6,
10:00 a.m.

Dan Cutler: How the Skin Trade Changed Traditional Native Values
Kent State University-Geauga Campus
14111 Claridon-Troy Rd.
Burton, OH 44021
(440) 834-4187

1:30 p.m.

Tour: How Does Your Lettuce Grow?
Great Lakes Growers
15145 Kinsman Rd.
Burton, Oh 44021
(440) 834-0032

Wednesday, June 7
10:00 a.m.

Gene Worthington, Presidential Firsts
Middlefield Branch-Geauga County Public Library
16167 E. High St.
Middlefield, OH
(440) 632-1961

1:30 p.m.

Susan Marie Frontczak: Marie Curie’s Legacy
Kent State University Geauga Campus
14111 Claridon-Troy Rd.
Burton, OH 44021
(440) 834-4187

Thursday, June 8
10 a.m.

Lydia Snyder: Guided Meditation in the Garden with the Japanese Shakuhachi Flute
Burton Public Library
14588 West Park St.
Burton, OH 42021
(440) 834-4466

1:30 p.m.

Dianne Moran: Dian Fossey, Passionate Mountain Gorilla Researcher and Defender
West Woods Nature Center, Oakwood Room
9465 Kinsman Rd.
Russell, OH 44072
(440) 286-9516

Friday, June 9,  10:00 a.m.

Grappling with Frankentstein’s Monster
10:00 a.m. Susan Marie Frontczak: Does a Clone have a Soul? 
11:30 a.m. Drs. Erin Lamb and Nicolas Hirsch: The Science & Ethics of Cloning

Burton Public Library
14588 West Park St.
Burton, OH 44021
(440) 834-4466

For Kids and Families

Saturday, June 10, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Family Day: The Natural World
Century Village Museum
14653 East Park St.
Burton, OH 44021
(440) 834-1492

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