The Chautauqua Assembly

At the Lucas County Historical Museum, there is an original full version of this program booklet for you to look at.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chautauqua Assembly Closed

From the Chariton Leader, August 27, 1914

Chautauqua closed yesterday and certainly in point of program was a success - a most commendable success.  The attendance on the first day was cut short by threatened rain but the attendance has been fair, yet the finances may not reach the pay mark.  The musical numbers, concerts, etc., met expectation and were appreciated by the classes it reached.  The lectures and addresses all were of high quality.  Judge Frank P. Saddler's lecture on Chicago Municipal Life was something that all should have heard and Madam Mumford's talk on Palestine was most wholesome and instructive.  Dr. Gray's lecture, "Out of Work," was full of meat for thought, but F. Tennyson Neeley's Mexico Illustrated lecture did not meet approval from the standpoint of logic, as he stood on both sides of the question, but the illustrations and side talks were instructive as well as entertaining.  Dr. John A. Gray, a New York Clergyman, studied sociology by living as a hobo for three months and he certainly is an authority and delineated hobo life to perfection.  Miss Fola LaFollette presented the woman suffrage cause from a most logical standpoint.  She is a good speaker and was listened to with marked attention.  Other good lectures were delivered by Dr. Chase, Dr. Fox and Father J.M. Clarey, of Minneapolis, but the strongest lecture of the course was delivered by Bishop Hughes, on Sunday afternoon, his subject being the fifth commandment.  The appearance of the Ojibway Indians brought out the biggest crowds.  They gave the illustrated play "Hiawatha," and then with becoming Indian scenes depicted primitive life in the forest.  Mr. James Bryan, of Creston, was floor manager and gave some good talks on Panama.  It is to be hoped the Chautauqua can be encouraged to return next year.

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Chautauqua Assembly


Chautauqua (pronounced, "sha- TAW- kwa") was an adult education movement in the United States, highly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers and specialists of the day.
Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying that Chautauqua is "the most American thing in America."
 
On August 8th and 9th in1903, the second annual Lucas County Chautauqua Assembly was held .  There were lecturers, entertainers and musical attractions consisting of the finest in the country.

They had a pamphlet that described the nine day event and presented in this blog are some of its pages.

WH Connor Home; Dr. Fred Throckmorton Home - Derby and WB Beem; Eli Manning; FR Crocker








From the Booklet
Page 56 and 15

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JD Beaman Home - Lucas and JLWert's Store; Interior Ewald & Rockey Store - Russell

From the Booklet
Page 46 and 39

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Russell School and School Building; Dr. WE Moore Home - Derby


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Page 65 and 55

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School Building; Hotel - Cleveland and Rea & Beem Bookstore - Chariton




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Mr. AE Dent; Interior Dent Store - Chariton and PA Rockey front of Home; Huston Livery Stable - Russell



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Main Street; North and South - Russell and McKlveen and Eikenberry Lumber Yard - Chariton; Whitebreast Shaft #4 - Cleveland



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JF Sprague's Store; AJ Woodman's Home - Russell and Lucas County Court House/with Steeple - Chariton




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GJ Stewart's Home; GJ Stewart Lumber Yard - Chariton and Mallory's Castle; Home of John Culbertson - Chariton

Click here to go to Frank Myers article about the Culbertson Home
Webb and Ida (Blizzard) Hultz Home 1898


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Stewart-Harper House, 323 North Grand St., which apparently has just become Chariton's most endangered historic property. It was built in the 1870s and is the finest example of the Second Empire style in Lucas County. The porches were added early in the 20th century and mostly removed during a subsequent restoration.

Mrs. LR Gibbons Home; Interior Mrs. LR Gibbons Drug Store - Chariton and GS Stewart; BR Van Dyke



From the Booklet 

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Interior First National Bank - Chariton and Residences of Frank Crocker; Dr. JA McKlveen - Chariton


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GJ Stewart Lumber Yard - Derby; Farmers and Miners Bank - Derby and Interior JD Beamans Store - Lucas; Farmers and Miners Bank - Lucas



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Dr. Thos. Croston Office - Lucas; Russell Bank and Farmers and Merchants Bank - Derby; JD Beamans Store - Lucas


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Thursday, February 4, 2010

DO Campbell Home; Company Store - Cleveland and Dr. Al Yocum; Office and Home



From the Booklet
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CH Davis Home - Derby; NF Baker Home - Lucas and Chariton National Bank

 

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Big Hill Coal Company - Lucas; Brewer and Pattons Clothing Store and W.E. Lewis Grocer - Chariton

 

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Bates House; RW Allen Store Chariton and Chariton High School

 

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A.H. McCollough; Misses McCormick Homes - Chariton and AJ Woodman Store - Russell

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First National Bank; Public Square - Chariton and AJ Woodman Store Inside and Out - Russell


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Lucas County Genealogical Society

803 Braden Ave
Chariton, IA 50049-1742

Organization Details

Lucas County Genealogical Society was organized April 1976 to preserve, collect and make readily available the historical and genealogical records of Lucas County, Iowa. To help local and distant persons to research their ancestry. Lucas County Genealogical Society is a Chapter of the Iowa Genealogical Society and a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies of Austin, Texas.

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month (except August). No meeting in August. The balance of the year the meetings will be at the Lucas County Museum, 217 N. 17th St. Chariton, IA at 6:00 pm. Except for December and it will be at 5:30 pm at the Chariton Public Library.

When joining the organization, you will receive a quarterly newsletter, "Lucas County Notes and Shakin' the Family Tree!"

Membership is $10 per year per person (January to December)


Hours

Winter: (Labor Day to Memorial Day)
Mon-Wed 1pm to 7pm, Thur & Fri 10am to 6pm Saturday 10am to 3pm
Summer: (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Mon & Tues 1pm to 7pm, Wed - Fri 10am to 4pm Saturday 10am to 1pm
Closed Sundays & Holidays

641-774-5514

If a volunteer is not in the "Genie Room", check with the librarian upstairs and she will call one of us to come in.
Our "NEW" Genie Room is now locked when we are not in. We run our room with volunteers and we are not always in the room.
If you know you are going to be in the area, e-mail us at www.lucasgene@hotmail.com or call the library and we will arrange to have a volunteer come in to assist you.