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Chautauqua, past and present

June 20, 2014
By BRUCE THOMAS - Senior columnist , Tribune Chronicle

The excitement this week about having Ohio Chautauqua in town makes me think of an 80-year-old aunt who was visiting us in about 1979. My wife was taking her to see our daughter in a school program and was afraid that she might not understand the modern dance they would be doing. She explained to Aunt Helen what she was about to see. My wife was stunned when Aunt Helen stated that she had taught modern dance in a traveling Chautauqua in about 1919.

 
 
 

 

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