Ohio Chautauqua returns to Clifton in 2017!

Building on the 19th-century tradition established in New York’s Chautauqua Lake, Ohio Chautauqua is a five-day community event that combines living history performances, music, education, and audience participation into a one-of-a-kind experience the entire community will enjoy.

Ohio Chautauqua programs are fun for the entire family! Each evening, music fills the air before a talented scholar assumes the costume and character of a historic figure and presents a compelling living history performance. Families, friends, and neighbors meet under the tent to learn from and talk with famous personalities from our past. During the day, audiences explore different aspects of the theme by attending hands-on workshops for children and special adult programs presented by the scholars in venues throughout the host community.

Ohio Humanities and the Village of Clifton invites you to take a step back in time and come face to face with history. Join us as we set off on some amazing Journey Stories this summer!

Ohio Humanities is the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through programs and grants, Ohio Humanities helps Ohioans use history, literature, and philosophy to explore the past, inform the present, and envision the future.


Download the Ohio Chautauqua Overview Sheet