2010 Oklahoma Chautauqua
• June 22-26, Lawton
Oklahoma Chautauqua is historical tourism at its finest. It’s your chance to time travel to another era and meet history’s most illustrious characters. Evening performances include first-person presentations and time for audience questions—to the historical figure in character and to the scholar portraying the character. Daytime workshops and lectures explore the cultural and political nuances of the era. Programs are free and open to the public.
Theme — The Wounds of War: A Tale of Two Americas
This year’s theme explores the aftermath of the Civil War—the wounds left on a divided nation and its people. Our characters are a cross section of citizens that were affected in body, mind, and spirit. Their wounds were felt personally, politically, and professionally.
• William Seward (1801-1872): Abolitionist, negotiator for the end of Atlantic slave trade. Portrayed by Dr. William Worley
• Clarissa Harlowe Barton (1821-1912): Battlefield nurse, founder of American Red Cross. Portrayed by Karen Vuranch
• Major Martin Delany (1812-1885): African American abolitionist, author, and politician. Portrayed by Joseph Bundy
• Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870): Confederate General, supporter of Reconstruction. Portrayed by Dr. Ted Kachel
• Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863): Confederate General, brilliant military strategist. Portrayed by Dr. Doug Mishler
For information on specific events in each community, contact Chautauqua Coordinator Angela Fox at: (918) 584-3333 x 19