Lawton Chautauqua: Spanish Influence on the Americas
Jun 18, 2019 to Jun 22, 2019

Lawton Chautauqua: Spanish Influence on the Americas
Lawton City Hall Auditorium
212 SW 9th St
Phone: 580-581-3450

Continuing a centuries-old tradition of traveling education groups in the 19th and early 20th century United States, Lawton Chautauqua presents "2019 Chautauqua: The Spanish Connection with the New World." Held at the Lawton City Hall Auditorium and the Museum of the Great Plains, this modern-day Chautauqua will present a variety of historical enactments, workshops, and informal discussions surrounding Spain's influence on American culture. Each day, a different scholar gives a presentation in character followed by a Q&A session with the audience, first in character, then as a scholar.

2019 Lineup:

Tuesday, June 18: Hank Fincken as Pizarro

Wednesday, June 19: Bruce Buonaura as Fr. Junipero Serra

Thursday, June 20: Ilene Evans as Elizabeth Catlett

Friday, June 21: Joey Madia as Ernesto (Che) Guevara

Saturday, June 22: Doug Mishler as Pablo Picasso

During the day at 10am and 2pm, there are two workshops held inside the Museum of the Great Plains exploring the West in more depth. Each workshop will be led by a different scholar about a topic pertaining to either his character or some facet of the historical time frame of his character. Evening performances are held at the Lawton City Hall Auditorium at 7pm.

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Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant
General Information: Free admission
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-44
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