History comes alive, as big crowds turn out to enjoy Chautauqua in Grand Island.
Mark Twain and Willa Cather were the big draws on Wednesday night, as an estimated 500 people came together under the big tent at Stuhr Museum.
Thursday, June 276 p.m. Music by Kusi Taki, Chautauqua tent 7:15 p.m. Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent7:30 p.m. An evening with Grenville Dodge (Patrick E. McGinnis), Chautauqua tent
Friday, June 28
10 a.m. "Storytelling in the Native American Tradition," Joyzelle Gingway Godfrey (Youth Workshop)12 noon "The People of My Antonia, O Pioneers!, and The Song of the Lark," Betty Jean Steinshouer (Adult Workshop)1-7 p.m. Youth Chautauqua Camp, Chautauqua tent2 p.m. "The Civil War and Its Impact on the Great Plains," Patrick McGinnis (Adult Workshop)6 p.m. Youth Chautauqua presentations7 p.m. "Trail Stories," Renae Hunt, Stuhr Museum event coordinator, Chautauqua tent7:15 p.m. Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent7:30 p.m. An evening with Laura Ingalls Wilder (Karen Vuranch), Chautauqua tent
Saturday, June 29
12 noon "The Rise and Fall of the Wild West," Karen Vuranch (Adult Workshop)2 p.m. "Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," Warren Brown (Adult Workshop)4-5 p.m. "Learn How to Play Harmonica and Other Wild and Crazy Ideas," Greenblatt & Seay(Youth and Adult Workshop -- free harmonicas to the first 96 attending), Chautauqua tent6 p.m. Music by Greenblatt & Seay, Chautauqua tent7:15 p.m. Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent7:30 p.m. An evening with George Washington Carver (Paxton Williams), Chautauqua tent
Sunday, June 30
2 p.m. "Exodusters," Paxton Williams (Adult Workshop)6 p.m. Music by Nebraska Brass, Chautauqua tent7 p.m. Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent7:30 p.m. An evening with Chief Standing Bear (Taylor Keen), Chautauqua tent
All events are free and open to the public. Schedule is subject to change.
Evening Chautauqua tent shows are moderated by Mark Twain, portrayed by Warren Brown. The tent is located in Railroad Town at the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, 3133 W. Highway 34. In case of inclement weather, tent programs will be held at Grand Island Northwest High School, 2710 N. North Road.
Adult workshops and youth workshops/activities will be held at the Grand Island Public Library, 211 N. Washington St. and are scheduled to last approximately one hour (unless otherwise noted).
Youth workshops and activities at the library are intended for children in grades K-4 (unless otherwise noted).