At 9 a.m. on Thursday at the CWC House, Mimi Gallo will conclude the 2014 Chautauqua Speaks series with a presentation on “Women of the Impressionists,” which will continue to spotlight artists; in this case, it will be four French and three American Impressionists.
Writing the “Women Behind the Memorials” column this season, I relearned that history is not tidy. It is sprawling, unexpected, and a singular incident bumped into me in an almost — dare I say it — ghostly way.
For his presentation titled “Looking at Chautauqua: Past, Present, Future,” Institution archivist and historian Jon Schmitz will show a 1923 film about Chautauqua and place it in historical context.
At 1 p.m. today in the Women’s Club house, as part of the Chautauqua Professional Women’s Network series, Cathy Bonner will share her 10 commandments of reinvention.
There are three observations, among many, gleaned from reading The Chautauquan Daily reporting of Eleanor Roosevelt’s eight visits to Chautauqua from 1927-1937. First: how farsighted her concerns and comments were, particularly in the July 7, 1930, and the July 25, 1933, speeches. Second: the reporting, which inadvertently describes the contrast in the freedom of movement Roosevelt enjoyed to the impenetrable gauze of security which wraps national political figures today. Third: how vivid and observant the reporting was, especially Elizabeth Hall’s July 26, 1933, Daily “Ground Wires” column.
At 9 a.m. Thursday at the Women’s Club house, the Weintraub duo will disclose the “Nuts and Bolts of the CSO,” as part of the Women’s Club’s Chautauqua Speaks series.
At 1 p.m. today at the Women’s Club house, Kathleen Rehl will return to repeat and update the empowering advice about financial and life transitions that she provided last July. Titled “Widowhood: What You Need to Know Now,” her presentation will again be part of the Chautauqua Professional Women’s Network series.
At 9 a.m. Thursday at the Chautauqua Women’s Club house, as part of the CWC’s Chautauqua Speaks series, Elmore DeMott will present “A Photo Journey of Shared Experiences” that reflects the lyrics of the song, “I am a Small Part of the World” by Sally Albrecht and Jay Althouse.
At 1 p.m. today at the Women’s Club house, Paul Vanderbroeck will share insights from his book, Leadership Strategies for Women: Lessons from Great Queens on Leadership and Career Development. His talk will be the sixth in the Chautauqua Professional Women’s Network lecture series.
Geraldine Gebbie Bellinger bought Chautauqua’s Amphitheater in 1935. Well, to be precise, she joined her daughter, Janet, and sister, Marion Bertram Gebbie, and made a $5,000 sentimental purchase of the Amp. It was a donation to the “Save Chautauqua Fund” and was one of the larger single contributions to the three-year effort to rescue the Institution from its creditors.