Chautauqua Schedule June 7 - 13, 2010

 

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Following each evening's presentation, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions of the famous historical figures as well as the scholar who created the portrayal. 

 Monday, June 7, 2010

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Youth Camp - Republic County JR/SR High School - 2405 P Street - Belleville, Kansas.  The Youth Camp will be presented by Ride Into History (Ann Birney and Joyce Thierer).  This camp will allow twenty-five Republic County children from the 4th - 8th grades to become Chautauquans.  They will find local stories of people who lived in Republic County in the 1930's and present themselves as though they were actually the people they researched.  The children will also be given the means to costume themselves as those people.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Youth Camp - Republic County JR/SR High School - 2405 P Street - Belleville, Kansas.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Youth Camp - Republic County JR/SR High School - 2405 P Street - Belleville, Kansas.

6:00 p.m. - Media Night - Meet the Chautauquans - Blair Theatre - 1310 19th Street - Belleville, Kansas.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Dust Bowl Exhibit - Republic County Historical Society Museum - 615 28th Street (HWY 36) - Belleville, Kansas.

10:30 a.m. - Making Murals with Folk tales: How Butterflies Were Made - Belleville Public Library - 1327 19th Street - Belleville, Kansas.  Children will listen to a folktale about butterflies, then discuss the tale and compare it to the world they live in today.  They will then create a mural based on the images in the folktale and related images from their own experiences.  The mural will be photographed and displayed on the Chautauqua website.

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Youth Camp - Republic County JR/SR High School - 2405 P Street - Belleville, Kansas.

1:00 p.m. - Will Rogers: Film and American Society - by Doug Watson -

3:00 p.m. - Radio in the Thirties - by Tonia Compton -

7:00 p.m. - Portrayal of Will Rogers - opening of the tent - Corner of 19th and N Street - Belleville, Kansas.

7:30 p.m. - Portrayal of Franklin D. Roosevelt - tent.

Friday, June 11, 2010

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Dust Bowl Exhibit - Republic County Historical Society Museum - 615 28th Street (HWY 36) - Belleville, Kansas.

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Dear Eleanor, Dear Michelle - Central Christian Church - 24th & O Street - Belleville, Kansas.  the workshop will introduce children to Eleanor Roosevelt and how she received 300,000 letters in her first year as the First Lady.  It will show examples of what it was like to be a child in the 1930's.  At the workshop's end, participants will be invited to write a letter to First Lady Michelle Obama. 

10:30 a.m. - Crisis and the Role of the Demagogue - by Fred Krebs -

1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Youth Camp -

1:00 p.m. - What Do Historians Say? - by Patrick McGinnis -

3:00 p.m. - Huey Long and State Innovation - by Fred Krebs -

6:00 p.m. - Youth Performances - Tent.

7:30 p.m. - Portrayal of Aimee Semple McPherson - Tent.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

7:00 a.m. - Breakfast - Boy Scouts -

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Dust Bowl Exhibit - Republic County Historical Society Museum - 615 28th Street (HWY 36) - Belleville, Kansas.

10:30 a.m. - Go Gator and Muddy the Water - by Wanda Schell -

1:00 p.m. - Agriculture Then and Now - by Patrick McGinnis -

Local History Programs

7:00 p.m. Entertainment - Tent.

7:30 p.m. - Portrayal of Zora Neale Hurston - Tent.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Dust Bowl Exhibit - Republic County Historical Society Museum - 615 28th Street (HWY 36) - Belleville, Kansas.

3:00 p.m. - FEMA, and the Faithful - by Tonia Compton -

7;00 p.m. - Portrayal of Will Rogers -Tent.

7:30 p.m. - Portrayal of Huey Long - Tent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iconic Images of Republic County

 

The Iconic Images Youth Camp, held in Belleville for grades 9-12.  The assignment was for the participants to find and photograph icons in the Republic County area that represent 2010.

Their photographs will be on exhibit at the Blair Theatre and the Republic County Historical Society Museum June 9 - 13.