Maryland Humanities Council

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Chautauqua: Maryland's Favorite Summertime Event!

2014 Marked the 20th Anniversary of Chautauqua


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.)


Emily Dickinson illustration by Tom Chalkley


rescheduled performance!


December 3, 2014
The College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus
Center for Business & Industry, Rm 113
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Info: (301) 934-7578



Watch MiMi Zannino as Emily Dickinson from the July 2014 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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