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212 SW 9th St
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail trade route, Lawton Chautauqua is honoring The Great West: Cowboys & Cattle Trails. Come to Lawton Chautauqua, held at the Lawton City Hall Auditorium and the Museum of the Great Plains, to explore trail life in the West and glimpse both the struggles and the triumphs of those living in that time. Each day, a different scholar gives a presentation in character followed by a Q&A session from the audience, first in character, then as a scholar.
Tuesday, June 20: Jesse Chisholm by Michael Hughes
Wednesday, June 21: Thaddeus Dunkley by James H. Armstead
Thursday, June 22: Bettie Matthews Reynolds by Sally A. Drucker
Friday, June 23: Johanna July by Vanessa Adams-Harris
Saturday, June 24: "Hanging Judge" Isaac Parker by Doug Mishler
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.