2018 Chautauqua

The Modern Age: Moving Forward from World War I

June 5 – 9, 2018

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

Mark your calendars for 2018!

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.

Tentative 2018 lineup to include:

General “Black Jack” Pershing portrayed by Doug Mishler

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney portrayed by Debra Conner

Acee Blue Eagle portrayed by Michael Hughes

Josephine Baker portrayed by Vanessa Adams-Harris

Ernest Hemingway portrayed by John Anderson