Newsletter

CHAUTAUQUA IS HERE!!!
 
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To celebrate the excitement of this week-here is the complete schedule of events for this amazing program.  I have been lucky enough to participate in some of  the pre events and now I will be part of the Old Time Radio Show on Friday night.

The amount of organization, volunteers, materials, and time this project takes is nothing less than staggering.

Now it is time for the party to begin,  I will be looking for everyone at the FDR reenactment, the tent programs, and my son’s favorite, the antique machinery show!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, June 24
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Youth Chautauqua Camp, “Ride Into History,” Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Ave. A
6:00 p.m.
Plattsmouth Community Band Concert at Caboose Park, First & Main Street.
6:30 p.m.
“FDR Returns to Plattsmouth”
Come meet the Chautauquans and see the re-enactment of President
Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s visit to Plattsmouth in October, 1936. This will be followed by free watermelon feed,
hosted by Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce; Caboose Park, First & Main St.

Thursday, June 25
Daily – Self-guided walking tours of Plattsmouth; brochures at Cass County Museum, 646 Main Street
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
“Dust Bowl” Exhibit, “Iconic Images” Photographs, Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room, 446 Main
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
“Depression Era Quilt Show,” Seams To Be Quilt Shoppe, 511 Main
10:30 a.m.
Youth workshop, Wanda Schell, "How Butterflies Were Made,” Ages: Pre-school and Up, Plattsmouth Public
Library, 401 Ave. A
12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
“History of Chautauqua and 1930s in Cass County” Special Displays at the Cass County Museum
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Youth Chautauqua Camp,” Ride Into History,” Plattsmouth Public Library
1:00 p.m.
Adult Workshop, Doug Watson, “Will Rogers: Film and American Society,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community
Room
3 p.m.
Adult Workshop, Fred Krebs, “Huey Long and the State of Innovation.” Plattsmouth State Bank Community
Room
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Food Concessions (Sponsored by Plattsmouth Rotary Club): Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Chips,
Popcorn, Beverages. Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave. ($)
6:00 p.m.
Local Entertainment: Dust Bowl Musicians, Chautauqua Tent: Rhylander Park
7:00 p.m. - Doug Watson as Will Rogers, Chautauqua Tent: Rhylander Park
7:30 p.m. - An evening with Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Patrick McGinnis), Chautauqua Tent: Rhylander Park

Friday, June 26
Daily – Self-guided walking tours of Plattsmouth; brochures at Cass County Museum, 646 Main Street
8 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Plattsmouth Community Center Open House for Chautauqua Visitors. Take an official tour of the facility and
receive one free daily pass to use the fitness center and one free pass to the Twin River Water Park outdoor
pool.
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
“Dust Bowl” Exhibit, “Iconic Images” Photographs, Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room, 446 Main
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
“Depression Era Quilt Show,” Seams To Be Quilt Shoppe, 511 Main
10:00 a.m.
Youth workshop, “Dear Eleanor, Dear Michelle,” Ages: 8 and up. Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Ave. A
10:30 a.m.
Adult Workshop, Fred Krebs, “Crisis and the Role of the Demagogue,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community
Room
12:00 p.m.
Lunch with the Scholars. Menu: Salad Luncheon; Plattsmouth Senior Nutritional Center in the Plattsmouth
Community Center, 308 So. 18th St. ($)
12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
“History of Chautauqua and 1930s in Cass County” Special Displays at the Cass County Museum,
1:00-5:30 p.m.
Youth Chautauqua Camp, “Ride Into History,” Plattsmouth Public Library
1 p.m.
Adult Workshop, Patrick McGinnis, “What do Historians Say?” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room
3 p.m.
Adult Workshop, Tonia Compton, “Radio in the Thirties,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Food Concessions (Sponsored by Plattsmouth Lions Club): Depression Burgers, Dust Bowl Dogs, Dream Cake,
Hard Chips, Survival Coffee, Thirst-quenching Drinks, Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave. ($)
6:00 p.m.
“Ride Into History” Youth Chautauqua presentation, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park
7 p.m.
“Flash Gordon”, 1930’s Radio Show, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park
7:30 p.m.
An evening with Aimee Semple McPherson (Tonia Compton), Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

Saturday, June 27
Daily – Self-guided walking tours of Plattsmouth; brochures at Cass County Museum, 646 Main Street
8 a.m.
Mayor’s Run, Start and Finish at Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave.
Five mile or two mile run/walk. Race applications: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
“Dust Bowl” Exhibit, “Iconic Images” Photographs, “Dear Eleanor, Dear Michelle” Letters, Plattsmouth State
Bank Community Room, 446 Main St.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Midwest Antique Tractor Club Show (Sponsored by the Plattsmouth Optimist Club), Richey Street on the east
end of downtown Plattsmouth. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“Depression Era Quilt Show,” Seams To Be Quilt Shoppe, 511 Main
10:30 a.m.
Adult workshop, Wanda Schell, “Go Gator and Muddy the Water,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room
12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
“History of Chautauqua and 1930s in Cass County” Special Displays at the Cass County Museum
12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Midwest Antique Auto Club Pre-1940 Car Show in the downtown Main Street area.
12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
Historic Plattsmouth Homes Tour (Sponsored by the Plattsmouth Conservancy): Step back in time and visit
these grand Victorian Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Charming Bungalow homes. Tickets can be purchased
at homes: 414 Ave. B: 520 Ave. F: 423 North 4th: 632 South 8th. ($)
1:00 p.m.
Adult workshop, Patrick McGinnis, “Agriculture Then and Now”, Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Food Concessions (Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus): Hobo Stew, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Brownie
Alamode, Drinks. Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave. ($)
6:30 p.m.
Local Entertainment: Nebraska City Apple Corps Barbershop Chorus, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park
7:30 p.m.
An evening with Zora Neale Hurston (Wanda Schell), Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

Sunday, June 28
Daily – Self-guided walking tours of Plattsmouth; brochures at Cass County Museum, 646 Main Street
10:00 a.m.
Community-Wide Church Service, Worship music by the Dust Bowl Community Chorus Chautauqua Tent,
Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave.
11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Old-Fashioned Fried Chicken Picnic at Golden Living Center (Plattsmouth Manor), 602 So. 18th St. ($)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
“Dust Bowl” Exhibit, “Iconic Images” Photographs, “Dear Eleanor, Dear Michelle” Letters, Plattsmouth State
Bank Community Room, 446 Main
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“Depression Era Quilt Show,” Seams To Be Quilt Shoppe, 511 Main
1:00 p.m.
Adult workshop, Tonia Compton, “Floods, FEMA and the Faithful: Religious Organizations Relief Efforts in the
Wake of Disasters,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room
3 p.m.
Adult workshop, Doug Watson, “Role of Political Satire and Commentary,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community
Room
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Food Concessions (Sponsored by the Plattsmouth Kiwanis Club): Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Ice Cream, Soft Drinks.
(Plattsmouth Boy Scouts Troop #399 selling bottled water.) Rhylander Park ($)
6:00 p.m.
Local entertainment, Terry and Jonathan Little, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park
6:30 p.m.
Crowning of Miss Plattsmouth (Sponsored by Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce). Chautauqua Tent,
Rhylander Park
7:00 p.m.
Doug Watson as Will Rogers, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park
7:30 p.m.
An evening with Huey Long (Fred Krebs), Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park