Maryland Humanities Council

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Chautauqua: Maryland's Favorite Summertime Event!

Join Us in 2014 for our 20th Anniversary Season

Learn about Chautauqua 2014 "Creative Women: Breaking the Mold"


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear famous historical figures talk about their experiences and accomplishments . . . in real life? Join the Maryland Humanities Council at our annual Chautauqua and meet celebrated figures from our nation’s past, then talk with them about their lives, ideas, and impact.

Since 1995, when Maryland’s Chautauqua began at Garrett College, this summer event has spread to six locations, providing free programs for communities in every region of the state. Chautauqua combines scholarship and performance to present an interactive program that engages thousands of Marylanders in thoughtful dialogue. (Illustrations pictured are by artist Tom Chalkley. All Rights Reserved.)




Watch Kate Campbell Stevenson as Rachel Carson from the July 6, 2013 performance at the Community College of Baltimore County, streamed live in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance:

Watch videos of Chautauqua 2012.

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