Chautauqua Learning Series at Buffalo Gap Historic Village– March 14, 2015

The McWhiney History Education Group’s Chautauqua Learning Series is based on the Chautauqua movement, which began in Chautauqua, New York, in 1875, and spread throughout the rural United States in the following years. It provided educational lectures and entertainment for average Americans before the advent of mass media like radio and television. They are proud to continue the spirit of that tradition in the unique setting of the Buffalo Gap Historic Village. Unless otherwise noted, each presentation is held in the Village Gallery.

This project is supported by a grant from the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, the City of Abilene, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Abilene’s own 12th Armored Division Museum curators will be speaking at this upcoming Chautauqua Learning Series on March 14, 2015.  After the lecture, make sure to visit the museum located in Historic Downtown Abilene.

“Experience World War II through the eyes of the 12th Armored Division ‘Hellcats’ as you explore the three floors of this remarkable museum. Artifacts, photographs, oral histories, weapons, uniforms, vehicles, dioramas and a Holocaust memorial bring the story to life and honors the sacrifice of the great men and women who comprised the 12th.  The Hellcat PX gift shop offers an array of books about the division, t-shirts, collectibles and children’s toys.”

Stay up to date on the next Chautauqua Learning Series here!