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/…/high-plains-chautauqua/

Ed Beaty Theater, Aims Community College

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Coffee & Conversation with Chautauquans David Fenimore, The Legendary Ladies, and Young Chautauquan Witt Mathews

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
“Who Shall Give Me Back Time?”—Abigail Adams’s Sacrifice to Her Country
Jessica Downing-Ford

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Hamilton on Jefferson
Hal Bidlack

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
“Sing Along with Woody”
David Fenimore

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Becoming a Western Tradition
Panel of Northern Colorado Ranch Families

Carbon Valley Regional Library
9 Park Avenue, Firestone

9:30 – 10:30 a.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
Jane Swisher as Audrey Hepburn

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Becky Stone as Josephine Baker
Larry Bounds as Wernher von Braun


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