Posts Tagged 'Lori Humphreys'

Remembering the Lodge: Chautauqua’s own hospital, 1912–1922

Remembering the Lodge: Chautauqua’s own hospital, 1912–1922

This week, 21st-century Chautauquans explore “Health Care: Reform and Innovation.” Health concerns were also very much on the minds of Chautauquans near the end of the 19th century. Today’s discussion is one of a complex, sophisticated health care system; in the 19th century, it was a discussion of water purification and sewage systems. Today, it’s asking how to organize an effective, affordable health care system; in the 19th century, it was asking how to eliminate contagious disease and treat Chautauquans who may be far from home.

Nancy Richards: A biography in glass

Nancy Richards: A biography in glass

Chautauquan Nancy Richards is a woman of many facets: minister’s wife, mother, former president of the United Methodist House and accomplished stained glass artist.

Conversations with her reveal a woman of character, wit, intelligence, directness and profound Christian faith. Her life and art are linked, each reflecting the other — a biography in glass. [w/ SLIDESHOW]

The curious chronicle of the Methodist Chapel

The curious chronicle of the Methodist Chapel

The spare, white board and batten Methodist Chapel — or the Old Chapel as it quickly came to be called — is gone. Even in its heyday it was a modest structure. One of only two Chapel Park buildings marked on the 1877 Map of Grounds of the Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly, the chapel’s only decorations were the scalloped edging along its eaves and the slender gothic style windows.

The family that illustrates together stays together

The family that illustrates together stays together

Last summer, Chautauquan Mary Khosh planned the annual group art project for her 10 visiting grandchildren. They would illustrate the poems, rhymes and limericks that their great-grandmother Mattie Paul Sivert — Khosh’s mother — wrote many years ago. Their illustrations would be incorporated into a publication, a sort of conversation across generations and a way of preserving family history. The 10 children, ranging in age from 3 to 20, would meet their great-grandmother’s wit and humor for the first time; their illustrations would be their understanding of those traits.

Week Five 2014 prospects American West

Week Five 2014 prospects American West

Let’s be candid. How Chautauqua Institution will lasso “The American West,” the theme for 2014’s Week Five, is, from the vantage of this season’s fifth week, a work in progress. But this sprawling theme — which will pursue the nation’s artistic, cultural, political and economic gains from Westward expansion — presents many possibilities.

The United Methodist House, a home for 125 years

The United Methodist House, a home for 125 years

On Aug. 5, 1887, a group of Chautauquan Methodists, including Chautauqua co-founders Lewis Miller and Bishop John Heyl Vincent, met to discuss the feasibility of building a house to serve as the Assembly’s Methodist Episcopal Headquarters. If there was any debate, it was brief. Miller and Vincent each donated $100 to the cause. They urged others to contribute, on the spot — the fundraising tradition of the time. Money in hand, they bought the Allegheny College lot on Pratt Avenue. On Aug. 7, 1888, almost exactly a year later, they dedicated the Methodist Episcopal Headquarters.