What is Chautauqua?
New Piasa Chautauqua has existed on the banks of the Mississippi for more than 130 years. It started as a post-Civil war social experiment to bring people together to learn, love, and belong. It has been a source of recreation, education and community for countless families, some of which describe Chautauqua as a summer camp for families.
Our summer season begins in May and ends in September and includes activities for all ages. Our nearly all volunteer staff works to maintain a strong community and spirit of Chautauqua so that new generations will be able to experience its uniqueness.
We welcome and encourage you to visit, rent or eventually join. You can learn more by following the links in the menu above.
At one time, Chautauquas existed over of much the western United States. Check out these links: