SEPT. 28, 2019, 8am-5pm
"POWER OF SPORTS" in 2019
The Chautauqua Preservation Society announces its theme "Power of Sports" for the 2019 Chautauqua event.
Why explore and celebrate Sports now? Aren't we already immersed in sports through our families, our culture, our media? And when so much sports news is negative and scandalous, why look there for inspiration? Why is sports still so compelling to play as well as to watch? Join Chautauqua in 2019 as we seek to discover the power of sports in our lives, our communities and our world. Explore these ideas and more...
As usual, Chautauqua speakers, performers, and exhibits will look at the theme through history, science, music, technology, art, psychology, the future, etc. - and maybe we'll even get a chance to join in and play... September 28, 2019 will be a daylong celebration of the Power of Sports!
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PREVIOUS YEARS AT CHAUTAUQUA
(2017): "celebrating public spaces" - Sat. Sept. 30, 2017
A daylong celebration of PUBLIC SPACES through architecture, history, art, drama, dance, birds of prey, and landscape architecture. It included programs on public spaces in Waxahachie, TX and Chautauqua across North America. Keynote speaker was Allison Blais, Executive VP of National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum (NYC) speaking on "A Place of Remembrance and Resilience."
See 2017 PRESENTATIONS 9/30/2017 (pdf)
See 2017 FLYER (pdf)
See 2017 EXHIBITS & DEMOS) (pdf)
See 2017 SCHEDULE on 9/30/2017
See 2017 Joshua Chapel Celebration 9/29/2017
See 2017 "WAXAHACHIE CHAUTAUQUA DAY" 7/26/2017
See 2017 "Chautauqua Grove" Dedication 7/26/2017
See 2017 VIDEO
(2016): "the world of water" - Sat. Sept. 24, 2016
A daylong celebration of WATER through history, archeology, aquaponics, sea shanties, landscape architecture, glass harp, Handel's "Water Music", and so much more. Keynote speaker was Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau telling us about his "The Great Ocean Adventure."
(2015): "Chautauqua celebrates flight" - Sat. Sept. 26, 2015
A daylong celebration of FLIGHT through human space flight, DaVinci's flying machines, ancient Mayan dances of flight, WWII pilots, and flight demonstrations of both drones and birds of prey. We also honored Waxahachie native Bessie Coleman, first female African American pilot, with a re-enactment of her life. Keynote speaker was Fred Haise, Apollo 13 astronaut, telling the "Lessons Learned from the Ill-Fated Apollo 13 Mission."