Winter Chautauqua (1st of 4)
6:30 PM The Elling House
House Arts and Humanities Center will host the First Winter Chautauqua in the
intimate, historic Ball Room on January 19th. The Virginia City Winter
Chautauqua season will continue monthly with the final Chautauqua on April
20th. The monthly event begins with a
potluck dinner at 6:30 PM and performances starting at 7:30 PM.
First popularized in the
19th and 20th centuries, the Chautauqua is hailed as a
sharing of entertainment and intellectual knowledge – Teddy Roosevelt claimed
it was “the most American thing in America ”. Today the tradition
continues with a variety of writers, musicians and special topic speakers
taking center stage at the Elling House.
The Chautauqua is open to all
seeking entertainment, intellectual or spiritual growth and local
culture. Each participant performs 1-2 songs or a 5minute reading.
Nightly performances highlight 10 reserved spots with two swing spots available
for impromptu appearances. Those wishing to be on stage are encouraged to
contact Toni James to make reservations at (406) 843-5454, email: email@example.com or ellinghouse.org.
The Elling House is located at
the upper end of East Idaho Street, up the hill from the Virginia City Fire
Dept. Admission is by donation and open
to the public.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: The Elling House
Address: Virginia City, MT