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Chautauqua Preservation Society

1. To be an advocate for the restoration, preservation, maintenance, and use of the Waxahachie Chautauqua Auditorium and Getzendaner Park. 2. To produce events (including an annual Assembly at the Chautauqua Auditorium and Getzendaner Park) that encourage lifelong learning through a mixture of experiences in the arts, education, religion and recreation. 3. To gather and disseminate historical and current information on the Chautauqua movement.
Current needs are funding to underwrite programs and tent rental for a day of educational and cultural programs in the historic Waxahachie Chautauqua Auditorium on Sept. 30, 2017 which is being offered FREE to the community. In 2017, this day has the theme of "Celebrating Public Spaces" and includes keynote speaker Allison Blais from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in NYC, Dallas landscape architect Kevin Sloan, theater director Kathleen Campbell, Chautauqua Institution archivist Jon Schmitz, founder and CEO of "Remembering Black Dallas" George Keaton Jr., and Birds of Prey Flight Demonstrations from "Last Chance Forever" in San Antonio.