As much as we need to enjoy a good Chautauqua, I’m afraid the Covid-19 pandemic is still too much of a risk to having next month. I’m worried about the school openings so let's see what happens in September. I hope they are more successful then the various major sports have been. I do not want any of our audience members to be exposed to Covid-19.
We plan to reschedule all the lost Chautauqua when it is safe to do so – so do not fret – Chautauqua’s listed for 2020 will be held as soon as it is safe. In the meantime, please say thank you to all those who are protecting us and please wear masks. It is such a simple thing to ask and you wouldn’t think of going into a store without shoes or clothes, same goes for masks. It’s a little thing that will help us get back to normal sooner.
The following shows are canceled for now:
Sep 10 – Amelia Earhart (Amy K. Stoner) - Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences.
Opener - Joe Rollin Porter
Sep 24 – Phillis Wheatley (Sandra Quick) - was the first African-American woman to publish a book of poetry. Born in West Africa, sold into slavery at the age of seven and met George Washington in the White House.
Opener – Bob Ford