Sponsored by Friends of the Abilene Public Library. Presentations and workshops featuring local and regional authors, Cookbook Gala, Boots & Books Luncheon with special guest speaker. Presentations are held throughout the week, and all day Saturday.
This lecture 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.