email14_icon_tw email14_icon_fb email14_icon_pin email14_icon_li email14_brownspace email14_button_reserv email14_button_buy
email14_header
spacer
spacer email14_join

MUSIC

Andy Goessling of Railroad Earth – January 7

Enjoy an evening of folk, Americana music with founding member of Railroad Earth, Andy Goessling, and some special friends this Saturday night. Coined Railroad Earth’s “time machine man,” Andy plays acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, banjo, reeds, penny whistle, and recorder. On his newest Zither Revival project, Andy has gone back to one of his first instruments, the zither, to bring awareness of its history and musical possibilities. Watch him play the antique German instrument here. Saturday, January 7. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

HISTORY

Colorado’s Immigration History – January 17

Beginning in the late 19th century, immigrants came to Colorado and worked the toughest and most dangerous jobs – building railroads, mining for gold, silver and coal, working in the smelters, farming and ranching. Immigrant contributions were a critical piece to Colorado’s development, but fear and resentment against particular groups created tensions that defined much of our state’s history. Join fourth generation Coloradan and scholar of the American West, Tom Thomas, Ph.D., for a look at the patterns of immigration in Colorado’s past. Tuesday, January 17. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

LODGING

Boulder Ski & Stay Package

Enjoy a night at Chautauqua and spend an exciting day on the slopes of Eldora Mountain Resort. Package includes a one night stay in your choice of a studio, one, two or three bedroom cottage and two lift tickets. Additional lift tickets sold separately. Rates start at $280/night* for a studio cottage.

For reservations, contact lodging@chautauqua.com or 303.952.1611.

*Restrictions: Offer valid on new reservations only, between January 4, 2017– March 31, 2017. Cannot be combined with any other offers. *Tax not included.

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

Afternoon tea service

Take a step back in time and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. Afternoon tea service includes a classic, three-tiered assortment of fresh baked sweet & savory pastries, scones, tea sandwiches, sweet cakes and a pot of premium tea. Cost: $22.00 per guest or $27.00 per guest with sparkling champagne. 24 hour advance reservations with a credit card are required. Served daily from 2 – 4 PM through Sunday, March 26. For reservations, call 303.440.3776 or click here.

CHAUTAUQUA HISTORY

“Mr. Boulder” was active in the Chautauqua

The well-known Boulder resident Eben Fine, was an important figure in Chautauqua’s history. Fine was a pharmacist who came to Boulder in 1886 to work at Fonda Drug Store. He later managed and owned the Temple Drug Store on Pearl Street. Many came to refer to him as “Mr. Boulder,” according to newspaper reports, as he was very involved in civic affairs. Fine was a member of the Boulder Improvement Association and an early member of the board of the Parks Department. He logged many years as secretary of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. At Chautauqua, he gave decades of service to the board of directors in the twentieth century.

Fine was an avid hiker and took credit for the discovery of the Arapaho Glacier in the summer of 1900, although that claim has been disputed. Fine was also a president of the Rocky Mountain Climbers Club at Chautauqua.

A tireless booster, Fine spent a great deal of time promoting the beauty of Boulder and its Chautauqua to Boulder audiences as well as in other towns around the West and Midwest. Fine gave his hand-colored slide presentations in the Chautauqua Auditorium and Community House, well into the 1950s.

A 1954 Chautauqua program stated, “This is the 45th consecutive year that Mr. Fine has appeared on the Chautauqua platform. His fine lectures never grow old and he is always well-received.”

Eben Fine died in April of 1957 at the age of 92. Boulder’s Eben G. Fine Park was dedicated in his honor in 1959.

group-at-mt

Eben Fine, fourth from right, standing, on an excursion to the site of the Mont Alto lodge ruins, on the old Switzerland Trail Railway route, in 1937.

CITY PROJECTS AT CHAUTAUQUA

Construction is currently underway for the Chautauqua Pedestrian Safety Access and Lighting Improvements Project, part of the 2014 voter-approved Community, Culture and Safety Tax ballot initiative. This six-month-long project will address the safety hazard caused by the lack of sidewalk on a section of the south side of Baseline Road, and will improve visitor and area resident mobility and accessibility to Chautauqua. For more information, visit the City of Boulder’s project page here.
.

spacer
spacer
spacer
Upcoming Events Buy Tickets Online | View Online Calendar
spacer
spacer spacer spacer
spacer spacer spacer
spacer spacer spacer
spacer
spacer Special Thanks to our Sponsors spacer
spacer spacer spacer
spacer spacer spacer
spacer spacer spacer
sponsors
spacer
spacer email14_coupula_footer
spacer Quicklinks Contact Us
spacer Lodging Reservations 900 Baseline Road
spacer Buy Tickets Boulder, CO 80302
spacer Donate 303.442.3282
spacer Chautauqua.com info@Chautauqua.com
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer © Copyright 1999-2019. Colorado Chautauqua Association. All Rights Reserved.
spacer
spacer