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Tuesday, June 24:

11 a.m.: Youth Workshop: “Eyes to the West,” with Dianne Moran

2 p.m.: Adult Workshop: “Titanic Surprises,” with Debra Conner

6:30 p.m.: Musical Entertainment: Bill Lewis banjo

7:30 p.m.: 1849er J.G. Bruff, portrayed by Hank Fincken

Wednesday, June 25:

11 a.m.: Youth Workshop: “Picturing Nature,” with Kevin Radaker

2 p.m.: Adult Workshop: “Dr. King’s Last Great Dream,” with Marvin Jefferson

6:30 p.m.: Musical Entertainment: Hal Walker singer/multi-instrumentalist

7:30 p.m.: Indian captive Olive Ann Oatman, portrayed by Dianne Moran

Thursday, June 26:

11 a.m.: Youth Workshop: “Carried Away,” with Debra Conner

2 p.m.: Adult Workshop: “The California Trail,” with Hank Fincken

6:30 p.m.: Musical Entertainment: Stephen Foster Chorus

7:30 p.m.: Writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, portrayed by Kevin Radaker

Friday, June 27:

11 a.m.: Youth Workshop: “The Power of the Written Word,” with Marvin Jefferson

2 p.m.: Adult Workshop: “Thoreau’s Passion for the Wild,” with Kevin Radaker

6:30 p.m.: Musical Entertainment: Karen Barker violin/fiddle

7:30 p.m.: Titanic survivor Edith Russell, portrayed by Debra Conner

Saturday, June 28:

11 a.m.: Youth Workshop: “Gold Fever,” with Hank Fincken

2 p.m.: Adult Workshop: “A Profound Destiny,” with Dianne Moran

6:30 p.m.: Musical Entertainment: Judith Callion vocalist

7:30 p.m.: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., portrayed by Marvin Jefferson

* Youth and Adult workshops will be held at the Main Library in Warren


June 24: Hank Fincken as “J.G. Bruff”

June 25: Dianne Moran as Olive Ann Oatman

June 26: Kevin Radaker as Henry David Thoreau

June 27: Debra Conner as Edith Russell

June 28: Marvin Jefferson as Martin Luther King Jr.

Ohio Chautauqua is a five-day event that combines living history, music and entertainment, education, theatre and audience interaction in a cultural event the entire community can enjoy.

The Ohio Humanities will bring the 16th installment of Ohio Chautauqua to Warren Tuesday, June 24 through Saturday, June 28. The theme is this tour is “Journey Stories.”

The event is highlighted by presentations by the Chautauqua Scholars who take on the roles of historic figures who present 30-minute monologues in character and answer questions from the audience. They often present insightful facts about the people they portray as well about the research that goes into these remarkable performances.

Performance schedules are Hank Fincken as J.G. Bruff on Tuesday; Dianne Moran as Olive Ann Oatman on Wednesday; Kevin Radaker as Henry David Thoreau on Thursday; Debra Conner as Edith Russell on Friday; and Marvin Jefferson as Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday.

All performances are 7:30 p.m. on the south lawn of the historic Kinsman House, 303 Mahoning Ave., Warren. They are free and open to the public.

Musical entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. each day, with Bill Lewis on the banjo for Tuesday’s opening night.

The tour will also include daytime youth and adult workshops each day at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library. The Warren Lions Club will also have a concession stand near the tent offering snacks and beverages for sale prior to each evening’s performance.