2013 Nebraska Chautauqua Schedule

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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 am

Nebraska Chautauqua, “Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America” is coming to Papillion this week and will be holding events and entertainment at locations around town.

Evening Chautauqua tent shows are moderated by Mark Twain, portrayed by Warren Brown. The tent is located at the intersection of West 4th and Washington (84th Street) streets in downtown Papillion. In case of inclement weather, tent programs will be held at First Lutheran Church, 420 N. Washington Street.

Youth workshops and activities will be held at First Street Plaza, West 1st and Washington streets. Youth workshops and activities at First Street Plaza are intended for children in grades kindergarten through fourth grade (unless otherwise noted).

Adult workshops will be held at Tripointe Coffeehouse, 138 N.Washington St.

Adult workshops and youth workshops/activities are scheduled to last approximately an hour (unless otherwise noted).

A traveling exhibit on the Homestead Act’s 150th Anniversary will be held daily June 19 through 23 at Old Portal School, 242 N. Jefferson St. All events are free and open to the public.

Below is a full schedule of what’s happening, schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, June 19

8 a.m.: “Meet the Chautauquans” Puppet Show (youth activity, presented by local committee)

10 a.m.: “The Plant Doctor,” Paxton Williams (youth workshop)

Noon: “The Railroad: How Did They Build It and How Did It Almost Fall Apart?” Patrick McGinnis (adult workshop)

2 p.m.: “Telling Your Own Story,” Karen Vuranch (adult workshop)

6:30 p.m.: Local entertainment, Chautauqua tent

7 p.m.: Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent

7:30 p.m.: An evening with Willa Cather (Betty Jean Steinshouer), Chautauqua tent

Thursday, June 20

8 a.m.: Chautauqua Melodrama (youth activity, presented by local committee)

10 a.m.: “Dogs vs. Cats,” Betty Jean Steinshouer (youth workshop)

Noon: “America in the Gilded Age,” Warren Brown (adult workshop)

2 p.m.: “Dispossession of the Plains Indians,” David Wishart (adult workshop)

6:30 p.m.: Local entertainment, Chautauqua tent

7:15 p.m.: Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent

7:30 p.m.: An evening with Grenville Dodge (Patrick E. McGinnis), Chautauqua tent

Friday, June 21

8 a.m.: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer” (youth activity, presented by local committee)

10 a.m.: “Storytelling in the Native American Tradition,” Joyzelle Gingway Godfrey (youth workshop)

Noon: “The People of ‘My Antonia,’ ‘O Pioneers!,’ and ‘The Song of the Lark,’” Betty Jean Steinshouer (adult workshop)

2 p.m.: “The Civil War and Its Impact on the Great Plains,” Patrick McGinnis (adult workshop)

6 p.m.: Youth Chautauqua presentations, Chautauqua tent

7 p.m.: Local entertainment, Chautauqua tent

7:15 p.m.: Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent

7:30 p.m.: An evening with Laura Ingalls Wilder (Karen Vuranch), Chautauqua tent

Saturday, June 22

Noon: “The Rise and Fall of the Wild West,” Karen Vuranch (adult workshop)

2 p.m.: “Mark Twain’s The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” Warren Brown (adult workshop)

6:30 p.m.: Local entertainment, Chautauqua tent

7:15 p.m.: Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent

7:30 p.m.: An evening with George Washington Carver (Paxton Williams), Chautauqua tent

Sunday, June 23

2 p.m.: “Exodusters,” Paxton Williams (adult workshop)

2:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Pie Heaven and Ice Cream Social, First Lutheran Church (freewill donations appreciated)

6:30 p.m.: Local entertainment, Chautauqua tent

7 p.m.: Warren Brown as Mark Twain, Chautauqua tent

7:30 p.m.: An evening with Chief Standing Bear (Taylor Keen), Chautauqua tent

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