Chautauqua: "Free Land, 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America"

Date: Monday, May 21, 2012
Chautauqua: "Free Land, 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America"
Date: May 21, 2012 - May 25, 2012
http://www.nps.gov/home/planyourvisit/chautauqua.htm
Event Description

Chautauqua is an institution that began in the late 19th century to provide higher education opportunities through the combination of lectures, concerts, and public events. Traveling outdoor Chautauquas featured oratory, drama, music, and famous personalities. 

The Homestead Chautauqua will explore the different aspects and impacts of three interrelated pieces of legislation passed within 6 weeks of each other in 1862: The Homestead Act, the Pacific Railway Act, and the Morrill Act.