What is Chautauqua?
     - It's History Alive!

Chautauqua History Alive isn't just a performance. It's a chance to step into History - to ask questions and go one on one with the people who shaped our country and our world. You can debate the Constitution with our forefathers, laugh out loud with Mark Twain, get arrested with Rosa Parks, or walk the Trail of Tears.

You laugh . . . you cry . . . you just flat out have a good time. And it's all free!

Coming Events:

LarryBounds / Sherlock Holmes


Larry Bounds (AKA - Chautauqua's Ass't Artistic Director and AP English teacher at Wade Hampton High School) takes up cloak and dagger to appear as Arthur Conan Doyle's Master Sleuth - Sherlock Holmes.   

You've seen Larry solve the mysteries of Outer Space as Wernher von Braun.   Now meet him at 221B Baker Street to reminisce and talk with Sherlock Holmes at this Greenville County Public Library System event. 

Thursday October 20th at 6:30 pm - FREE event

Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville | MAP

More info: explore@greenvillelibrary.org or call 527-9293

2017 Season:

2017 / Power of Words

2017 / Eleanor Cartoon Standing SquareWinter Chautauqua
Eleanor Roosevelt

February 3 - 5, 2017

Fri Feb 3 at 7:30pm - Opening night benefit show. Fabulous desserts and a private intimate performance of Eleanor Roosevelt

SAT Feb 4 and Sun feb 5 at 2:00pm
Free performances Eleanor Roosevelt

2017 / Group CartoonLibrary Discussion Series
January - May, 2017

Tue Jan 17 at 7:00 pm Eleanor Roosevelt led by Dr. Judith S. Prince

Tue Feb 28 at 7:00 pm Abraham Lincoln led bu Dr. Vernon Burnton

Sat Mar 18 at 2:00pm Walter Cronkite led by Larry Bounds

Tue Mar 21 at 7:00 pm Walter Cronkite led by Larry Bounds

Tue Apr 18 at 7:00 pm Maya Angelou led by Glenis Redmond

Tue May 2 at 7:00pm Cesar Chavez led by Vera Gomez

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June 16 - 25, 2017

"The Power of Words"

A ten-day - two-weekend festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family.

Five different shows performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters and other events.

And it's all FREE.

  • Listen in as PRESIDENT LINCOLN redefines American democracy

  • Rise up and sing with poet MAYA ANGELOU

  • March for social justice with CESAR CHAVEZ

  • Step inside the revolutionary book Silent Spring, with RACHEL CARSON

  • And once again, “You Are There” with WALTER CRONKITE.


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