2019 Chautauqua: Mark Your Calendars!

The Spanish Influence on America

June 4 – 8, 2019

Under a tent on the grounds of the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum

Five nights each June, as the crickets chatter and the wind blows the summer heat into the Arkansas, Tulsa celebrates its annual Chautauqua. Like apparitions from the past, figures emerge from history, come to the Chautauqua tent, settle upon the Chautauqua stage and talk. Re-enacted by humanities scholars, Chautauqua characters carry us into the very heart of history. We experience their joys and sorrows, envision their lives and times, hear the voices of the past.

Enhance Chautauqua with a picnic! Bring a blanket and enjoy the lawn and gardens. Wine and beer are permitted.

2019 Character Lineup:

Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Father Junipero Serra who founded the first nine California missions
Argentinian Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist Ernesto “Che” Guevara
American-Mexican graphic artist and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett
Spanish painter, sculptor, stage designer, poet and playwright Pablo Picasso