PROGRAM: Kentucky Chautauqua®

Presented by:
Kentucky Humanities Council
Local Partner: K-12 Institutions, Nonprofits, Other Subject: History, Varies Audience: All, Children and Families, Educators, K-12

Since its inception in 1992, Kentucky Chautauqua® has brought to life more than 70 people from Kentucky’s past – both famous and unknown. Chautauqua performers travel to schools and community organizations throughout the state delivering historically accurate dramatizations of Kentuckians who made valuable contributions.

The current Kentucky Chautauqua cast includes 26 figures from Kentucky’s rich and colorful history. From John G. Fee’s fight to abolish slavery and Mary Todd Lincoln’s life as America’s First Lady, to Alice Lloyd’s struggle to bring education to Appalachia and the humorous stories of Harland “Colonel” Sanders, Kentucky Chautauqua offers something for every classroom and community group.

Kentucky Educational Television (KET) hosted a program about Kentucky Chautauqua as part of their Kentucky Muse series.