Becoming America — High Plains Chautauqua

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Since 1976, state humanities councils have been recreating the tent Chautauqua. August 1 – 5, 2022, High Plains Chautauqua at Aims Community College and other locations in Greeley, Colorado, features evening presentations by outstanding scholars portraying historical figures and offers a series of interactive daytime programs. Chautauqua offers the option to participate in a deeper discussion of the issues presented in the historical context of character portrayals with the scholar/actors and other participants. All events are free. New this year is Family Night, featuring Angel Vigil as El Vaquero teaching rope tricks. Learn more at https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/high-plains-chautauqua/.

Ed Beaty Theater, Aims Community College

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Coffee & Conversation with Chautauquans Hal Bidlack, Jessica Downing-Ford and Young Chautauquan Martin Lahman

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Greeley Grays and the “Great American Pastime”
Gabriel Lopez and Jacoby Barnhill

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Minstrelsy to Vaudeville Becky Stone

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Hamilton and the Founding of a Nation Hal Bidlack

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Women’s Rights and the “Saucy” Mrs. Adams
Jessica Downing-Ford

Glenn A. Jones, M.D. Memorial Library
400 S. Parish Avenue, Johnstown

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Hal Bidlack as Alexander Hamilton

Glenn A. Jones, M.D. Memorial Library
400 S. Parish Avenue, Johnstown

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
How to Make a Rocket Fly! Larry Bounds

Big Tent, Aims Community College

6:30 p.m.

6:45 – 7:00 p.m.
Young Chautauqua Cameo
Witt Mathews as Alexis de Tocqueville

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Legendary Ladies as St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Elaine Goodale Eastman, and Katharine Lee Bates
David Fenimore as Woody Guthrie

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