The Chautauqua Movement: Its Origins, Impact and Presence in Michigan

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Royal Oak Public Library
Friends Auditorium

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Presenter Jim Craft relates how the Chautauqua Movement began at Lake Chautauqua in western New York in 1874. Initially, it was a two-week encampment for training Sunday school teachers and was built on the pillars of Religion, Education, Arts and Recreation.

Hear how the movement grew and expanded its reach as educational and religious pillars, and how they were central in spreading the debate over Progressive Era reforms ranging from women’s suffrage to prohibition to trust busting to child labor and other issues that divided the public opinion.

Event Type(s): Adult
Matthew Day
(248) 246-3732

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