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Chautauqua Historical Society

The Chautauqua Historical Society is a membership society whose mission is to preserve and enhance the historic traditions and culture of New Piasa Chautauqua. It is an Illinois non profit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt educational and charitable organization. The Society publishes a Newsletter two or three times each year. All Chautauquans are encouraged to become members of the Society.

The Chautauqua Historical Society has a website at where you can find details about the organization and its activities.

"The mission and purpose of the Chautauqua Historical Society is the preservation and enhancement of the historic traditions and culture of New Piasa Chautauqua, Chautauqua, Illinois, the encouragement of historical research on the Chautauqua community and nearby historic districts, the publication of historical brochures, pamphlets, and other written material on New Piasa Chautauqua, remaining permanent assemblies and Chautauquas in other parts of the United States and the national Chautauqua movement, and the establishment of an educational program to inform the Chautauqua community and the general public of the historical and educational value of New Piasa Chautauqua."


-Taken from the "The Western Chautauqua."

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