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“Seeking Justice” Chautauqua Summer Series in St. Michaels July 9-11

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(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 19, 2018) On the evenings of July 9-11, the annual Chautauqua Summer Series brings three live, waterfront performances to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. This year’s Maryland Humanities’ series theme is Seeking Justice, with all living history performances taking place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing and the Miles River. All performances are free and open to the public.

A Chautauqua performance is a historical dramatization featuring individuals who are part scholar and part actor. Each performance is broken into three acts, where the performer represents a historical figure in the first person, then invites audience questions; and in the final act, steps out of character to answer questions that the historical figure could not have been able to answer.

The 2018 Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM is generously sponsored by Karen and Langley Shook, and is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

On Monday, July 9, Seeking Justice, with Frederick Douglass will kick off the series. Talbot County native Frederick Douglass, a writer, orator, and abolitionist, was one of the most important African-American activists of the nineteenth century. During the “Year of Frederick Douglass,” the bicentennial celebration of his birth, this Maryland icon will be portrayed by Bill Grimmette, a living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, and motivational speaker who has appeared as Martin Luther King, Jr., W.E.B. DuBois, and Benjamin Banneker at Chautauqua performances in Maryland, Colorado, and South Carolina.

On Tuesday, July 10, Seeking Justice, with Eleanor Roosevelt will be performed. Eleanor Roosevelt, a humanitarian, diplomat, and the longest serving First Lady in American history, was also an important advocate for justice. She will be portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak, a writer, speaker, living history presenter, and storyteller. Frontczak has appeared throughout the United States as Marie Curie, Clara Barton, Mary Shelley, and Irene Castle.

On Wednesday, July 11, Seeking Justice, with Thurgood Marshall will be performed. Thurgood Marshall was a civil rights activist from Baltimore who broke barriers as the lead NAACP attorney in Brown v. Board of Education and as the first African American Supreme Court Justice. He will be portrayed by Brian Anthony Wilson, a film and television actor and producer who will perform a scene from the play Thurgood by George Stevens, Jr., followed by a dialogue with Lenneal Henderson. Henderson is an internationally recognized scholar who brought Marshall to life in the 2010 Maryland Humanities Chautauqua tour.

“Chautauqua” was the name for the Chautauqua Lake area in upstate New York, where the movement began in 1874 as a Methodist summer retreat. A wide range of religious lectures and educational programs attracted a huge following. As it evolved, the Chautauqua movement presented the latest in thinking in politics, economics, literature, science, and religion. Maryland Humanities launched the modern Chautauqua program in Maryland in 1995.

The Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM invites guests to bring carry-on food and beverages along with their own chairs and blankets for seating. All performances are held on the lawn of Fogg’s Landing, near CBMM’s Steamboat Building, with convenient entry adjacent to parking. In the event of rain, performances will be held in the Van Lennep Auditorium, with space limited. No registration is required.

For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916. Additional information about the Chautauqua Summer Series can be found at mdhumanities.org.

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 Maryland Humanities’ 24th annual Chautauqua Summer Series, Seeking Justice, is coming to the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. on July 9, 10, and 11. This year’s theme features living history performances of Frederick Douglass, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Thurgood Marshall, as illustrated by Tom Chalkley here. The CBMM performances are scheduled to take place from 7-8:30 p.m. along the Miles River on Fogg’s Landing, and are free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for outdoor seating. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved inside, with limited space. No advanced registration is required. For information on specific performances, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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Chautauqua Summer Series returns to St. Michaels July 10-12

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Copyright: Tom Chalkley

(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 8, 2017) On the evenings of July 10-12, the annual Chautauqua Summer Series brings three live performances to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s waterfront. This year’s Maryland Humanities’ series features Voices of the Great War, with all living history performances taking place from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. along Fogg’s Cove and the Miles River. All performances are free and open to the public.

TCACThe 2017 Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM is generously sponsored by Karen and Langley Shook, and in part by the Talbot County Arts Council, with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council.

“The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, including the death of 128 Americans in the German attack on the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania, the United States officially entered World War I in April 1917.

For its 23rd season, Chautauqua is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War as three World War I-era figures come to life.

On Monday, July 10, Chautauqua veteran Doug Mishler, an independent scholar who has taught at the University of Nevada and Western Washington University, will portray General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front in World War I, who was one of America’s most accomplished generals. On Tuesday, July 11, Bill Grimmette, a living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, and motivational speaker, will portray W.E.B. Du Bois, a sociologist and scholar, and one of the most important African-American activists of the early twentieth century. On Wednesday, July 12, the St. Michaels series wraps up with Judd Bankert bringing to life President Woodrow Wilson. Bankert has been portraying President Wilson as part of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Birthplace’s living-history program since 2000.

A Chautauqua performance is a historical dramatization featuring individuals who are part scholar and part actor. Each performance is broken into three acts, where the performer represents a historical figure in the first person, then invites audience questions; and in the final act, steps out of character to answer questions that the historical figure could not have been able to answer.

MarylandHumanities_Logo_Horz_JPG“Chautauqua” was the name for the Chautauqua Lake area in upstate New York, where the movement began in 1874 as a Methodist summer retreat. A wide range of religious lectures and educational programs attracted a huge following. As it evolved, the Chautauqua movement presented the latest in thinking in politics, economics, literature, science, and religion. Maryland Humanities launched the modern Chautauqua program in Maryland in 1995.

The Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM invites guests to bring carry-on food and beverages along with their own chairs and blankets for seating. All performances are held on the lawn of Fogg’s Landing, near CBMM’s Steamboat Building, with convenient entry adjacent to parking. In the event of rain, performances will be held in the Van Lennep Auditorium, with space limited. No registration is required.

For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916. Additional information about the Chautauqua Summer Series can be found at mdhumanities.org.

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Maryland Humanities’ 23rd annual Chautauqua Summer Series, Voices from the Great War is coming to the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. on July 10, 11, and 12. This year’s theme features living history performances of W.E.B. Du Bois, General John Pershing, and President Woodrow Wilson, as illustrated by Tom Chalkley here. The CBMM performances are scheduled to take place from 7-9:00 p.m. along the Miles River on Fogg’s Landing, and are free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for outdoor seating. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved inside, with limited space. No advanced registration is required. For information on specific performances, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

(Illustrations by Tom Chalkley, Baltimore, MD. All Rights Reserved.)

Chautauqua 2016 “Masters of their Craft” – Ernest Hemingway

July 13, 2016 @ 7:00pm
CBMM, St. Michaels, MD
Presented by Maryland Humanities
For more information, visit http://www.mdhumanities.org/programs/chautauqua/ 

(Illustrations by Tom Chalkley, Baltimore, MD. All Rights Reserved.)

Chautauqua 2016 “Masters of their Craft” – Ernest Hemingway
History comes alive with Maryland Humanities’ FREE Chautauqua living history performance series each July. Audience members meet historical figures then participate in a thoughtful dialogue with each character. Chautauqua 2016 celebrates the Pulitzer Prize centennial with three characters: Duke Ellington, the incomparable showman; Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize; and Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest American literary figures of the twentieth century.

The 2016 Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM is generously sponsored by Easton Eye Care and Karen and Langley Shook, and is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

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(Illustrations by Tom Chalkley, Baltimore, MD. All Rights Reserved.)

Chautauqua 2016 “Masters of their Craft” – Gwendolyn Brooks

July 12, 2016 @ 7:00pm
CBMM, St. Michaels, MD
Presented by Maryland Humanities. For more information, visit http://www.mdhumanities.org/programs/chautauqua/

(Illustrations by Tom Chalkley, Baltimore, MD. All Rights Reserved.)

Chautauqua 2016 “Masters of their Craft” – Gwendolyn Brooks
History comes alive with Maryland Humanities’ FREE Chautauqua living history performance series each July. Audience members meet historical figures then participate in a thoughtful dialogue with each character. Chautauqua 2016 celebrates the Pulitzer Prize centennial with three characters: Duke Ellington, the incomparable showman; Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize; and Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest American literary figures of the twentieth century.

The 2016 Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM is generously sponsored by Easton Eye Care and Karen and Langley Shook, and is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

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(Illustrations by Tom Chalkley, Baltimore, MD. All Rights Reserved.)

Chautauqua 2016 “Masters of their Craft” – Duke Ellington

July 11, 2016 @ 7:00pm
CBMM, St. Michaels, MD
Presented by Maryland Humanities
For more information, visit http://www.mdhumanities.org/programs/chautauqua/

(Illustrations by Tom Chalkley, Baltimore, MD. All Rights Reserved.)

Chautauqua 2016 “Masters of their Craft” – Duke Ellington
History comes alive with Maryland Humanities’ FREE Chautauqua living history performance series each July. Audience members meet historical figures then participate in a thoughtful dialogue with each character. Chautauqua 2016 celebrates the Pulitzer Prize centennial with three characters: Duke Ellington, the incomparable showman; Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize; and Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest American literary figures of the twentieth century.

The 2016 Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM is generously sponsored by Easton Eye Care and Karen and Langley Shook, and is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

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Chautauqua Summer Series returns to St. Michaels July 11-13

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(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 24, 2016) On the evenings of July 11-13, the 22nd annual Chautauqua Summer Series brings three live performances to the waterfront campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. This year’s Maryland Humanities’ series features Pulitzer Prize winners Duke Ellington, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Ernest Hemingway, with all living history performances taking place from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. along the Miles River, and offered free and open to the public.

The 2016 Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM is generously sponsored by Easton Eye Care and Karen and Langley Shook, and is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

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This year’s Masters of their Craft theme commemorates the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes by featuring three Pulitzer winners on the Chautauqua stage.  On Monday, July 11, Baltimore vocalist, pianist, and actor Tevin Brown will portray Duke Ellington, the incomparable showman, and one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century with a career that spanned over fifty years. On Tuesday, July 12, educator and actress Dorothy Mains Prince will portray Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize capturing the black experience in America through her poetry. On Wednesday, July 13, the series wraps up in St. Michaels with Hemingway on Stage author and actor Brian Gordon Sinclair portraying Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest American literary figures of the twentieth century whose work continues to influence modern literature with his trademark style of simple yet perceptive prose.

A Chautauqua performance is a historical dramatization featuring individuals who are part scholar and part actor. Each performance is broken into three acts, where the performer represents a historical figure in the first person, then invites audience questions; and in the final act, steps out of character to answer questions that the historical figure could not have been able to answer.

“Chautauqua” was the name for the Chautauqua Lake area in upstate New York, where the movement began in 1874 as a Methodist summer retreat. A wide range of religious lectures and educational programs attracted a huge following. As it evolved, the Chautauqua movement presented the latest in thinking in politics, economics, literature, science, and religion. Maryland Humanities launched the modern Chautauqua program in Maryland in 1995.

The Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM is free and open to the public, with guests encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for seating. All performances are held on the lawn of Fogg’s Landing, near the museum’s Steamboat Building. In the event of rain, performances will be held in the Van Lennep Auditorium, with space limited. No registration is required.

For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916. Additional information about the Chautauqua Summer Series can be found at www.mdhumanities.org.

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Maryland Humanities’ 22nd annual Chautauqua Summer Series, Masters of their Craft, is coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. on July 11, 12, & 13. This year’s theme features living history performances of Pulitzer Prize winners Duke Ellington, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Ernest Hemingway, as illustrated by Tom Chalkley here. The CBMM performances are scheduled to take place from 7-9 p.m. along the Miles River on Fogg’s Landing. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for seating. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved inside. No advanced registration is required. For information on specific performances, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.