The Museum of Western Colorado, Colorado Humanities, and local partners Colorado Mesa University, Edward and Lois Gardner, and the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture will present History Alive: Colorado West Chautauqua coming September 7 – 9, 2023. This year’s theme, “Power of the Pen” includes presentations by national Chautauqua performers Susan Marie Frontczak as Mary Shelley, Brian Fox-Ellis as Edgar Allan Poe, Katie Knutson as Rachel Carson, and John Dennis Anderson as Ernest Hemingway.
Kathy Applebee, of the Grand Valley History Players, will perform as Nellie Bly at the opening welcome event Thursday evening. The performers/scholars will give talks on Friday morning at local schools and libraries, followed by live performances both Friday and Saturday evenings as well as Saturday daytime lectures or workshops. All events will be held at Love Recital Hall and are free of charge.