CHAUTAUQUA

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The historical society is a voluntary society formed in the early 2000's by Chautauquan Tim Tomlinson and others to preserve, collect, and document New Piasa Chautauqua history.

The Archival Research Center (ARC) is located at the Jersey Door in Kentucky Home and houses our Cottage Box Collection, with a box available for each cottage. Boxes contain whatever the current past owners would like to include as part of it's history.

"The mission and purpose of the Chautauqua Historical Society is the preservation and enhancement of the historic traditions and culture of New Piasa Chautauqua, Chautauqua, Illinois, the encouragement of historical research on the Chautauqua community and nearby historic districts, the publication of historical brochures, pamphlets, and other written material on New Piasa Chautauqua, remaining permanent assemblies and Chautauquas in other parts of the United States and the national Chautauqua movement, and the establishment of an educational program to inform the Chautauqua community and the general public of the historical and educational value of New Piasa Chautauqua."

-Taken from the The Western Chautauqua


President Jack Weyforth

Vice President-IT Cale Fisher

Treasurer Rick Ross

Membership  Bert Hampton

Event Planning Jenny Rausch

Publications  Melissa McCanna

ARC Director Rhea Winters

Tim Tomlinson Emeritus

Rose Tomlinson Emeritus

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