OH Grant-Funded Programs
Lawton Chautauqua: American Aviation
Lawton City Hall June 20, 2023 - June 24, 2023 - Times Vary
Oklahoma Chautauqua is an annual first-person, historical reenactment series introducing audiences to historical views, customs, and culture. The 2023 Chautauqua theme is American Aviation: Barnstorming to Mach 1. Historical figures include four significant women and a legendary man: Eula "Pearl" Carter Scott, Rose Cousins, Amelia Earhart, Jackie Cochran, and Chuck Yeager.
For five days, through daily workshops and an evening monologue, the audience witnesses the life and times of each character. With extensive research in primary and secondary source documents, journals, and diaries, scholars immerse themselves in their characters' lives to develop a historically accurate portrayal and the knowledge to respond to audience questions.