JULY 26, 2017 - 7pm - Chautauqua Birthday celebration!

  • WHAT:    Celebration of "Waxahachie Chautauqua Day" in Texas! 
    • A slide show by Assistant City Manager Michael Scott about the dynamic changes happening in Waxahachie, with new and future parks and other Public Spaces in the works!

    • The revealing of a new poem by poet David Smith, just commissioned to celebrate the Waxahachie Chautauqua!

    • Music, Birthday Cake, and general Celebration! 

  • WHEN:    Wed, July 26, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm
  • COST:      Free to anyone!
  • WHY:  Texas House Bill 1254 has been passed by the 85th Texas Legislature & signed by the governor, designating July 26th as "Waxahachie Chautauqua Day" in Texas!
    • This bill honors the first day of the Waxahachie Chautauqua on July 26, 1900.  
    • July 26th will now be celebrated each year as the birthday of the Waxahachie Chautauqua and its cultural and educational heritage.
    • The bill officially becomes law on Sept 1, 2017 but, of course, we'll start celebrating a little early -  on July 26, 2017!

JULY 26th - noon - Chautauqua grove dedication!

  • WHAT:    Dedication of the new Chautauqua Grove next to the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Memorial Park.  Find out where future Chautauquans will be sitting in the shade!
  • WHEN:    Wed, July 26, 2017, 12:00-12:15pm - Guaranteed to be the Shortest Event and the Best Cold Lemonade of the season!  
  • WHERE:  Getzendaner Memorial Park.   Park on Tennery Street next to the Chautauqua Auditorium if you want to be close to the new "Grove"!