The following is excerpted from the Aug. 8, 1930, edition of The Chautauquan Daily.
As seasonal activity on the grounds accelerated past the midpoint of the season, a few of the Institution’s part-time employees shared their stories.
Maggie Bonner stands at attention behind the high-definition JVC video camera in the Amphitheater, framing a shot of the podium. Backstage, Jake Walsh tweaks the volume settings on his soundboard as the voice of the morning’s speaker, Cynthia J. Truelove, booms from the speakers above his head. In the muted control room in the basement of the library, Matt Wilson and Steve Rudman finish up the edits on the DVD they’ve made of Patrick Griffin’s lecture from the day before.
Both were sportsmen and liked the challenge of a hunt. They were rugged individualists. Both men loved and promoted the West. And, yes, Theodore Roosevelt and Buffalo Bill Cody knew one another. The public assumed a mutual friendship would be natural.
The idea began with William Jennings Bryan’s “Cross of Gold” speech, where he speculated that if cities were taken down, they would reemerge; but if rural America were taken down, the cities would die. This speculation got Jeremy M. Johnston thinking, and he will share some of those thoughts at 3:30 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ.
Theodore Roosevelt: governor, Rough Rider, father, president and speaker at Chautauqua. At 3:30 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ, Roosevelt will once again appear on a Chautauqua platform.
The following is excerpted from the July 19, 1914, edition of The Chautauquan Daily.
Upon entering the Amphitheater, a friendly usher approaches, prepared to scan gate passes and greeting passersby as they enter the gates. Everyone, from vice presidents to first-time visitors, hesitates for a moment. Guests may feel a sigh of relief as they enter the Institution’s entertainment hub.
Science and technology are all about the living. And the dead. Heather Gill-Frerking will explain further at 3:30 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ. As part of the Oliver Archives Heritage Lecture Series, Gill-Frerking will give a talk titled “Using Modern Technology to Study Ancient Bodies.”
Editor’s Note: To celebrate Chautauqua Golf Club’s centennial, the Daily each week will feature an article from our archives highlighting the club’s first year and landmark events in its history.