A voluntary society formed in the early 2000's by Judy Hurd and others to preserve, collect, and document New Piasa Chautauqua's history. Designated by the IRS as a tax-exempt educational and charitable organization it receives donations and raises money to support it's mission:
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 their website 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
The Archival Research Center (ARC) at the Jersey Door in Kentucky Home will continue this season. The Center 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 histtoy. The Center Is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings, 10 am to 12 pm and by appointment.
The Society Activities include: