Chautauqua Comes to Grantsville in 1919


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/4/1919.

Chautauqua Next Week

Grantsville's Third Annual Chautauqua will be held next week, Sept. 12, 13 and 15, and will afford the people of this community an opportunity to hear many celebrities of national fame.  A fine program has been worked out and it will be well worth anyone's time to attend and listen to the attractions that have been provided.

On Friday, the opening day, the Merry Musical Maids will offer a concert of rollicking music which will be greatly enjoyed by those attending.  Prof. Louis Williams, "The Platform Wizard" will lecture both afternoon and evening upon the wonders of electricity.  He carries an elaborate equipment of electrical apparatus and will accompany his lecture with practical demonstrations.  This feature alone will be worth the price of a season ticket.

Saturday, Mrs. Kathleen Arthur-Behenna, a specialist in Home Economics, will deliver her lecture, "Home Making," while the musical program will consist of a concert by the Filipino Serenaders. The Chautauqua director, Dr. Geo. W. Horn, will also lecture upon "The Problem of the Unprepared."

The closing day, Monday, will be occupied by Miss Gertrude Bowling, a Red Cross Nurse, with two year's experience on the battle fields of Europe, and a splendid musical concert by the Southern Trio.

The price of season tickets for all performances is $2 for adults and $1 for children.  The big tent will be erected on the vacant lot on River street where the Chautauqua was held last year.