Chautauqua & Chat
Each Chautauqua & Chat webinar features a 60-minute performance by a scholar who impersonates a significant historical figure (Mark Twain, Sacagawea, Frederick Douglass). Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions of both the historical character and the scholar. This online program is always free and open to the public.
Encountering the Natural World with
Rachel Carson, launched the Environmental movement as the author of Silent Spring
January 8th, 4pm CST
Junko Tabei, first woman to summit Mt. Everest
January 9th, 7pm CST
Mardy Murie, "Grandmother of Conservation"
January 10th, 7pm CST
Encountering the Social World with
Walt Whitman, the father of free verse
January 29th, 4pm CST
Josiah Henson, minister who freed himself from slavery
January 30th, 7pm CST
Richard Wright, originator of the phrase "Black Power"
January 31st, 7pm CST
Encountering the World of Work with
Kasturba Gandhi, an activist and Gandhi's wife
February 5th, 4pm CST
Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet and creator of Social Security
February 6th, 7pm CST
Michael Mooney, leader of 1880's miners strike
February 7th, 7pm CST
Sponsored in part by the State Historical Society of North Dakota and the State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation