Chautauqua Institution: 1874-1974

By Kathleen Crocker and Jane Currie

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The Chautauqua Institution, located on Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State, is both a cloistered community and a world-renowned educational establishment. Founded in 1874 as a summer camp for Methodist Sunday school teachers,
Chautauqua is synonymous with the ideas of spiritual growth, educational study, and intellectual stimulation in conjunction with recreation in an outdoor setting. For over 125 years, Chautauqua has
remained an educational and cultural mecca for the common man. Chautauqua Institution, 1874-1974 is a compendium of Chautauqua's growth from its inception at Fair Point to its centennial celebrations. Each chapter's brief introduction acquaints the reader with historic highlights followed by pages of fascinating facts and intriguing images, ranging from rudimentary tents to the grande dame of hotels, from Victorian cottages to Greek-pillared halls. This array of architecture forms the backdrop for countless individuals who were responsible for bringing the founders' vision to fruition and who were the backbone of the Chautauqua Movement.

Product Details

Price: $28.99  $26.09
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Published Date: March 14, 2001
Pages: 130
Dimensions: 6.69 X 0.38 X 9.61 inches | 0.91 pounds
ISBN: 9781531603519

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About the Author

Passionate about their ancestral roots in Chautauqua County, Kathleen Crocker, manager of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle at the Chautauqua Institution, and Jane Currie, photojournalist and shopkeeper, also coauthored Chautauqua Institution, 1874-1974. For Chautauqua Lake Region, they gathered primarily from private collections nearly two hundred images, many of them never before published, and combined them with local lore and eyewitness accounts gleaned from personal interviews. The result is a thought-provoking and historically accurate visual retrospective that stands as a high tribute to the unique heritage and unforgettable charm of the region.
Passionate about their ancestral roots in Chautauqua County, Kathleen Crocker, manager of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle at the Chautauqua Institution, and Jane Currie, photojournalist and shopkeeper, also coauthored Chautauqua Institution, 1874-1974. For Chautauqua Lake Region, they gathered primarily from private collections nearly two hundred images, many of them never before published, and combined them with local lore and eyewitness accounts gleaned from personal interviews. The result is a thought-provoking and historically accurate visual retrospective that stands as a high tribute to the unique heritage and unforgettable charm of the region.