2010 High Plains Chautauqua

The eleventh annual High Plains Chautauqua, our free, five-day festival of history and theatre attracted thousands under the big tent last year. High Plains Chautauqua is a labor of love that has steadily grown in popularity since its inauguration in the year 2000. It would not be possible without our generous sponsors and individual donors, the dedicated volunteers who begin planning in October to bring history to life under the Big Tent, and you, the appreciative audience members who inspire us to keep the Chautauqua tradition alive.

The theme for August 3-7, 2010 was "American Voices: Breaking the Mold." We hope you enjoyed our thought-provoking line-up of characters including Dr. Seuss, John Muir, Benjamin Franklin. These characters, along with many others, lived outside-of-the-box, they were nonconformist and challenged us to rethink our preconceptions.

If you would like to get involved in next year's event, please call the Greeley convention and Visitors Bureau at 970-352-3567, or Colorado Humanities at 303.894.7951. Individual volunteer opportunities are available on several of our committees - budget and fund-raising, program, marketing, and volunteer coordinating. You can also assist in numerous ways during the festival.

Donations to keep High Plains Chautauqua coming back each year can be made payable to Colorado Humanities and addressed to Colorado Humanities, 1490 Lafayette Street, Suite 101, Denver, CO 80218. Be sure to write "HPC" on the memo line.