|NEW OLD TIME CHAUTAUQUA IN COLLABORATION WITH WASHINGTON STATE PARKS SET TOUR OF 7 STATES PARKS FOR SUMMER 2016
The New Old Time Chautauqua (NOTC) and Washington State Parks (WSP) are
joining forces for the summer of 2016! NOTC will be visiting 7
Washington State Parks from July 15th through August 6th, 2016.
goal of the collaboration is to reconnect communities with their local
state parks via NOTC's summer program. The only traveling or
circuit Chautauqua in America, NOTC is an all volunteer not for profit
organization with a mission to promote community through
education, entertainment, and laughter. NOTC offers a two day program
that consists of free community shows at senior centers, prisons, or
hospitals, a community potluck at the State Park, a
parade through town, over 30 free workshops from learning to juggle to
folding a fitted sheet.
culminates in an evening extravaganza featuring the 60 member
intergenerational troupe and internationally known acts such as the
Flying Karamazov Brothers, NY musical actress, Amy Englehart, magician
Joey Pipia, and more.
The great Chautauqua movement in its heyday
played through the entire state of Washington starting 100 years ago.
Teddy Roosevelt, a Chautauqua speaker, once said, " Chautauqua
is the most American thing about America".