Museum of the Great Plains
601 NW Ferris Ave.
Lawton, OK 73507
Lawton City Hall Auditorium
212 SW 9th St.
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Audiences will gather for a variety of historical enactments, workshops, and discussions at the 2017 Oklahoma Chautauqua in Lawton. This year's event will focus on the theme "Cowboys & Cattle Trails," examining the roles cattle drives and cowboys played in shaping American history and culture from the 1840s to the 1890s.
Daytime workshops will be held at the Museum of the Great Plains at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Evening programs will be held at the Lawton City Hall Auditorium at 7:00 pm. The evening events will include first person presentations and audience questions to a historical figure in character and to the scholar portraying the character. Portrayals of figures such as Jesse Chisolm, Judge Isaac Parker, and more will provide a close-up view of this era in Oklahoma history as well as presenting a broader, national perspective. All Chautauqua programs are free and open to the public.
Fri., June 23 Featured Performer: Vanessa Adams-Harris as Johanna July