Teddy Roosevelt called Circuit Chautauqua “the most American thing in America.” This traveling program of live entertainment, education, art and culture came to small towns across the United States during the early 20th century. Today Circuit Chautauqua has all but disappeared. During this illustrated talk, learn why and how this movement of self- and civic-improvement came to Maynard in 1917. And discover who participated–from Maynard citizens to the entertainment and educational stars of the period.
Our September program is presented by Diann Strausberg. We will be meeting on Monday, September 27 in the lower level of Maynard Town Hall (195 Main Street). The meeting is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served after the program.
September is our membership renewal month. It’s also a great month to join if you are not already a member.
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