"What better way to learn about a time in history than to see and hear someone portray a person from a particular place and time. I really liked her posters with pictures and maps. Very informative. Lynne Swanson did a marvelous job!" - audience member from Lynne Swanson as Isabella Bird, Rangeview Library District in Thornton, 2008

"Made me cry when she finally finds her daughter"
- audience member from Opalanga Pugh as Aunt Clara Brown, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance in Frisco, 2008

"I want to go to Rocky Mountain Park" - audience member, 4th grade, from John Stansfield as Enos Mills, Lewis Palmer Elementary School in Monument, 2008


Libraries, schools, museums, conferences, churches, professional organizations and other local communities throughout Colorado.


Chautauqua speakers perform first-person dramatizations of literary and historical figures in period costumes.


The Chautauqua Speakers Bureau helps organizations offer high-quality humanities programs to their communities.


Statewide in Colorado schools, libraries, and other organizations.


View a calendar of Chautauqua Speakers Bureau events across Colorado. (Hosts, please let us know your Speakers Bureau event details to include in our calendar.)

How Much

Host organizations negotiate honoraria and travel with speakers.

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When planning to host a Chautauqua speaker, please review the list of possible speakers and contact Betty Jo Brenner at 303.894.7951 x17 or brenner@coloradohumanities.org.

Scholars interested in preparing a Chautauqua presentation for our Speakers Bureau should contact Betty Jo Brenner at 303.894.7951 x17 or brenner@coloradohumanities.org.