2019 Colorado Chautauqua Association Annual Meeting
Date: July 22, 2019
Time: 7:00pm MST
Location: Colorado Chautauqua Community House, Grand Assembly
Address: 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80302
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Guest Speaker: Patty Limerick
The Relevance of Chautauqua in Our Time
The Chautauqua Movement was a social force in this country at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Activities focused on adult education through cultural programming, lectures on political reform, and entertainment for the whole community. The movement waned decades ago, and many chautauquas disappeared. But the Colorado Chautauqua has persisted, with a dynamic merging of tradition and innovation, through eras of major social, political, and cultural change. How might this institution draw on the ballast of its historical foundation to benefit Boulder, Colorado, and the nation today? How might we think about the future course of this National Historic Landmark by reckoning with the many meanings–not all of them entirely harmonized–of “preservation?”
About the Speaker
Patty Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she is also a Professor of History. Limerick has dedicated her career to demonstrating the benefits of applying a historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas and conflicts. Her best-known work, The Legacy of Conquest, is an overview and reinterpretation of Western American history that has stirred up a great deal of both academic and public debate. She is a past recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship and a current member of the National Council on the Humanities. More information may be found here.