2017 Chautauqua – Cowboys and Cattle Trails

June 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am – June 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Museum of the Great Plains
601 NW Ferris Ave
Lawton, OK 73507
Kristin Herr

2017 Chautauqua – The Great West: Cowboys and Cattle Trails

The theme for the 2017 Chautauqua is “The Great West: Cowboys and Cattle Trails,” in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Chisholm Trail. Chautauqua workshops and performances will explore the days of the cattle trails, and the lore of cowboys, cattle, hardship, and adventure on the trails.

Modern-day Chautauqua programs present a variety of historical enactments, workshops, and informal discussions. Evening performances include first-person presentations and time for audience questions to the historical figure in-character and to the scholar portraying the character. Ten daytime workshops and five evening lectures explore the cultural and political nuances of the era. The events are all free of charge, and are targeted to audiences of all ages, cultures, and socio-economic demographics.

When:  from Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:00 AM thru Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:00 PM
Where:  Workshops (10:00 am and 2:00 pm) at Museum of the Great Plains, 601 NW Ferris, Lawton, OK  73507
Evening Performances (7:00 pm) at Lawton City Hall Auditorium, 212 SW 9th, Lawton, OK  73501 

For More Info: 
Kristin Herr, Lawton Public Library
Phone: 580-581-3450
Email:  kherr@cityof.lawton.ok.us
Website:  http://www.cityof.lawton.ok.us/Library/chautauqua.htm