Waxahachie Chautauqua’s Birthday!

JULY 26, 2019

What:     Birthday Party!  Involves cake, ice cream, and singing. 
  Chautauqua Auditorium, Waxahachie, TX
When:    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:30pm 

What Else: A Special Astronomy Program! 
Come to the Auditorium on July 26 if you have ever wondered:
  • * Are other solar systems out there?
  • * How are planets and star systems discovered?
  • * How many other planets can support life? Can we see them??
Discover the skies through the eyes of these two expert and enthusiastic Astrophysicists from the University of Dallas!

There's Still Time to Join
Chautauqua for 2019

Former U.S. President TEDDY ROOSEVELT:
"Chautauqua is the most American thing in America"!

Chautauqua co-founder REV. JOHN H. VINCENT:
"The aim of Chautauqua is to take people on all sides of their natures and make them new, more intelligent and thoughtful in a world of ideas.”

Waxahachie Chautauqua President KIRK HUNTER:
"Thank you for helping to keep the Chautauqua movement alive in Texas!  Your membership helps to support our rich Waxahachie Chautauqua heritage as well as the lone surviving Chautauqua building in the state".

 (The Chautauqua Preservation Society is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.)

JUNE 11-17, 1919
Waxahachie Chautauqua Assembly
in Getzendaner Park
  • June 12, 1919 was designated as Friendship Day at Chautauqua
  • Lecture topics included “The University of Hard Knocks” and “Grouches: Their Cause and Cure”.
  • The Redpath-Horner circuit brought the original New York cast to perform the comedy-drama “It Pays to Advertise”.
  • The Victory Players performed on banjo, flute, and a one-string fiddle made from an old cigar box.
  • The Italian Band performance included quartets and solos, instrumentals and vocals.
  • “The citizens of the town are taking advantage of this opportunity which comes annually both as recreation and improvement. Quite a number of people from the city are camping on the grounds.” (WDL 6/13/1919)
List of Confirmed Programs for the
"POWER OF SPORTS" on Sept. far!
More details coming...
  • July 4th - All are invited to help decorate and walk/ride with the Chautauqua Parade Float!
  • July 26th - Birthday Party and Astronomy Program
  • Aug. 8-10 at the Boulder Chautauqua!  Chautauquans from North America gather for annual meeting
  • Sept. 28, day-long celebration of the POWER OF SPORTS! Your help will be needed! 
  • Dec. 14-15 Chautauqua Auditorium is invited by Historic Waxahachie to be on the Christmas Tour and all are invited to help out.
  • More to come...
Contact us for more information at: or 972-937-8887.
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