Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit organization, dependent upon your gifts to fulfill its mission. Gate tickets and other revenue cover only a portion of the cost of your Chautauqua experience. Please click here for information on giving to Chautauqua. Chautauqua movement, popular U.S. movement in adult education that flourished during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The original Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly in western New York, founded in by John H. Vincent and Lewis Miller, began as a program for the training of Sunday-school teachers and church workers.
Aug 03, · The early leaders of this popular education movement also called upon not only their instructional genius but also their administrative, managerial, and business acumen to ensure the success of the Chautauqua Institution in providing educational opportunity to an increasing number of adults. Chautauqua's Impact On Adult Education The Chautauqua movement spread throughout the United States and was highly popular until the start of the World War II. By the mids, when circuit Chautauquas were at their peak, they appeared in over 10, communities to audiences of more than 45 million; by about they had run their course.
Mar 28, · 'Chautauqua' began as an educational gathering, originating as an American movement in the late s, providing public lectures, religious programs and concerts during the summer months. It continues today as an exploration and enrichment of life through four pillars of programming: religion, education, cultural arts and recreation. Originating at a New York religious institute, the Chautauqua movement —which focused on self-improvement through education—spread across small-town America. Even today, that spirit of lifelong education lives on at the Chautauqua Institution.