2024 High Plains Chautauqua

The High Plains Chautauqua festival will take place August 5-9, 2024. This year’s theme, “Game Changers,” will bring portrayals of notable Americans who have “shaken things up,” each leaving a legacy in his or her field.  Featured performers for 2024 High Plains Chautauqua include:

  • Rachel Carson, whose book Silent Spring advanced the global environmental movement.
  • Steve Jobs, a pioneer in the personal computer revolution.
  • Albert Einstein, instrumental in reshaping the scientific understanding of nature through modern physics.
  • Frances Perkins, the first woman ever to serve in a presidential cabinet.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, who redefined the role of First Lady through her public engagement and advocacy.
  • Louis Armstrong, one of the most influential figures in jazz who was able to “cross-over” to popularity with white audiences.
  • Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, who presided over several landmark cases and the Warren Commission, which investigated the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  • Cameo portrayals of female pioneers in medical research including Dr. Florence Sabin, labor union activist Mother Jones, and early pioneer of women’s baseball Maud Nelson, by the ever-popular Legendary Ladies.

To learn more about, or sponsor, High Plains Chautauqua, contact program coordinator Jennifer Macias at jennifer@coloradohumanities.org 303.894.7951 x17

Production of High Plains Chautauqua is a year-round labor of love. Contributions from friends and enthusiasts have enabled this program to become one of the foremost living history events nationwide. Since its beginning in 2000, HPC has flourished as a result of broad community support from local schools, volunteers, sponsors, thousands of attendees, and donors like you.

Thank you for donating today. Your gift is greatly appreciated.

501(c)(3) nonprofit Colorado Humanities administers donations for High Plains Chautauqua.

Learn More About High Plains Chautauqua

For more information on this year’s activities, or to learn more about past High Plains Chautauqua festivals, please visit their website at highplainschautauqua.org.

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