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Welcome to Ashland Chautauqua

"The Famous and the Infamous" held July 12-16, 2022 was a successful and amazing week!



Ashland Chautauqua Virtual Book Discussions

Due to the ongoing success of the virtual book discussions, which began in Fall 2020, Ashland Chautauqua is planning the next series. More information will be provided at the July 2022 event and here on the website in Fall 2022. Thank you to everyone who joined us from across the USA and also some from Canada!

"The Chautauqua is the most American thing in America." -- Theodore Roosevelt

In the tradition of the American Chautauqua, the Ashland, Ohio Chautauqua allows audiences to witness history in its most compelling form - first person historical portrayals. Nationally recruited scholar-actors take on the roles of historical figures, appearing in costume and presenting exciting living history performances. Concurrent with these performances, and again in keeping with the Chautauqua tradition, Ashland Chautauqua also provides musical performances with each living history performance and daytime workshops throughout the week of Chautauqua. In 2020, we added virtual book discussions that run from the fall through the following spring.