High Plains Chautauqua

Greeley, Colorado

August 1-5, 2017

 

Echoes of World War One

 

All events are FREE of charge

For more information call the Greeley Convention & Visitors Bureau (970) 352-3567

or visit www.highplainschautauqua.org

 

Pre-Events

Monday, July 24, 6:30 pm

Walking Tour: Greeley between WWI and the Stock Market Crash

Led by Peggy Ford Waldo and Betsy Kellums

Starting point: Greeley History Museum, 714  8th Street

 

Thursday, July 27, noon – 1:00 pm                            

History Brown Bag: Young Chautauquans Perform

Greeley History Museum Community Room, 714 8th Street

 

Saturday, July 29, 6:00 pm

Film screening: All Quiet On The Western Front

Post-screening discussion facilitated by Ron Edgerton and David Caldwell

Farr Branch Library, 1939  61st Ave.

 

Monday, July 31, 6:00 – 9:00pm

From the Trenches to Technology: On the Brink of World War I

The Zimmerman Telegram; Art of World War I

Cornerstone Building, Aims Community College, 5401 W. 20th St.

 

Tuesday, August 1

 

KICKOFF RECEPTION

By the Big Tent, Aims Community College

By invitation only

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Honoring sponsors, Chautauqua scholars,

Young Chautauquans, presenters, and volunteers

Music by The Hoagies

 

 

EVENING PROGRAMS

Big Tent, Aims Community College

Free and open to the public

 

7:00-7:15 pm

Young Chautauqua Cameo

7:15 – 9:15 pm

Kevin Radaker as Winston Churchill

J. Holmes Armstead as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Wednesday, August 2

8:00 – 9:15 am

Coffee & Conversation with Chautauquans Kevin Radaker, J. Holmes Armstead, and Young Chautauquan

Cornerstone Building, Aims Community College

ADULT PROGRAMS

Cornerstone Building

Aims Community College

ALL AGES

Big Tent

Aims Community College

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Young Chautauqua Presentations

9:30 – 10:30 am

A More Perfect Union   

Judd Bankert as Woodrow Wilson

10:45 – 11:45 am

The Political Reality of Late 19th Century Europe

J. Holmes Armstead

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Schools as Prisons and Prisons as Schools

Sally Ann Drucker as Emma Goldman

YOUTH PROGRAM

(Grades K-8)

Monfort Children’s Clinic Community Room

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Speaking Truth to Power

Brian “Fox” Ellis

2:15 – 3:30 pm

Echoes of the Great War in Remarque’s Fiction

George Frein

 

EVENING PROGRAMS

Big Tent, Aims Community College

 

5:30 – 6:30 pm  Food Vending Tent

 

6:00 – 6:45 pm

Watch Your Step! Vintage Dance Vignettes

7:00-7:15 pm

Young Chautauqua Cameo

7:15 – 9:15 pm

Ron Edgerton as General John “Black Jack” Pershing

Keith Henley as Sgt. Henry Johnson

 

Thursday, August 3

 

8:00 – 9:15 am

Coffee & Conversation with Chautauquans Ron Edgerton, Keith Henley, and Young Chautauquan

Cornerstone Building, Aims Community College

ADULT PROGRAMS

Cornerstone Building

Aims Community College

 

 

 

 

(No Youth Programs on Thursday)

 

9:30 – 10:30 am

Winston Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty

Kevin Radaker

10:45 – 11:45 am                

Pershing and Petraeus

Ron Edgerton

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Gallipoli

J. Holmes Armstead

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Eugenics in the U.S. – Inspiration for Nazis?

Sally Ann Drucker

 

EVENING PROGRAMS

Big Tent, Aims Community College

 

5:30 – 6:30 pm Food Vending Tent

 

6:00 – 6:45 pm

Rodney Sauer

Ragtime and music for the silent films

7:00-7:15 pm

Young Chautauqua Cameo

7:15 – 9:15 pm

Judd Bankert as Woodrow Wilson

Amelia Wagner as Edith Wharton

Friday, August 4

 

8:00 – 9:15 am

Coffee & Conversation with Chautauquans Judd Bankert, Amelia Newport, and Young Chautauquan

Greeley Senior Activities Center Dining Room

ADULT PROGRAMS

Greeley Senior Activities Center Dining Room

YOUTH PROGRAM

(Grades K-8)

Farr Branch Library

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Edith Wharton’s Childhood: Life in Victorian Times

Amelia Wagner

 

 

9:30 – 10:30 am

Winston Churchill’s Role in the Formation of the Modern Middle East

Kevin Radaker

10:45 – 11:45 am                

Home from the War

Keith Henley

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Edith Wilson, Our First Woman President

Judd Bankert

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Hoover and the World Disarmament Conference

Brian “Fox” Ellis

 

EVENING PROGRAMS

Big Tent, Aims Community College

 

5:30 – 6:30 pm Food Vending Tent

 

6:00 – 6:45 pm

Greeley Central HS Jazz I Band

7:00-7:15 pm

Young Chautauqua Cameo

7:15 – 9:15 pm

George Frein as Erich Maria Remarque

Sally Ann Drucker as Emma Goldman

 

Saturday,  August 5

 

8:00 – 9:15 am 

Coffee & Conversation with Chautauquans George Frein, Sally Ann Drucker, and Young Chautauquan

The Kress Cinema Lounge

ADULT PROGRAMS

Morning: The Kress Cinema

Afternoon: Greeley Senior Activities Center Dining Room

 

 

(No Youth Programs on Saturday)

 

 

 

9:30 – 10:30 am

The Cinema Sees Action: Movies and the Great War David Caldwell

10:45 am - 11:45 pm

The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance

Keith Henley

1:00 – 2:00pm

Wharton: Architecture & Design, Rise of Feminism (Title TBD)

Amelia Wagner

2:15 – 3:15pm

A Meeting with Hitler

George Frein

 

EVENING PROGRAMS

Big Tent, Aims Community College

 

5:30 – 6:30 pm  Food Vending Tent

 

6:15 – 6:45 pm

Greeley Harmonix

7:00-7:15 pm

Young Chautauqua Cameo

7:15 – 9:15 pm

Brian “Fox” Ellis as Herbert Hoover

Three cameos by Legendary Ladies (of Colorado):  Eillis Meredith, Doc Susie Anderson, Emily Griffith

 

 

You and your family are invited to the High Plains Chautauqua

at Aims Community College and other locations in Greeley, Colorado,

August 1-5.  All events are FREE of charge.

For information call the Greeley Convention & Visitors Bureau at 970-352-3567

or visit www.highplainschautauqua.org.

 

For evenings at Aims, you may purchase a meal on site or bring your own

picnic to enjoy while listening to the 6 o’clock musical prelude.

Food vendor sales benefit High Plains Chautauqua, so you can

enjoy a picnic supper while supporting the festival.

 

Addresses

Aims Community College, 5401 W. 20th St.: The Big Tent on Athletic Field, Cornerstone Building

Farr Branch Library, 1939  61st Ave.

Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street

Greeley Senior Activities Center, 1010  6th St.

Kress Cinema and Lounge, 817  8th Ave.

Monfort Children’s Clinic, 100 North 11th Ave.


 

For a map of downtown Greeley and parking, go to www.greeleydowntown.com