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Chautauqua: 125 Years at the Heart of Boulder Exhibit at the Museum of Boulder

April 2

OPEN JANUARY 12, 2023 – APRIL 2, 2023

The Museum of Boulder is proud to announce our new exhibit, Chautauqua: 125 Years at the Heart of Boulder, in partnership with The Colorado Chautauqua. The exhibit will highlight Chautauqua’s 125-years history, its thoughtful development and preservation of its historic buildings and grounds, and its enduring love for the vibrant art scene and natural oasis of Boulder. Visitors will learn of Chautauqua’s earliest beginnings in 1898 as a mountain getaway chosen expressly for its health-giving environment, leading to its present day commitment to remaining a center for healing, community engagement, and historic preservation. The exhibit will include archival photography, video, local plein-air artwork and an interactive musical experience from the famous Chautauqua Auditorium.

Chautauqua has always celebrated anniversaries. The Centennial Garden was created in 1998 to celebrate Chautauqua’s 100th Anniversary and has become a haven for local residents and visitors. Now in 2023, this 125th anniversary will offer the community yet another opportunity to gather and celebrate this rare and important Colorado gem.

About The Colorado Chautauqua:
Located at the base of the Flatirons, the Colorado Chautauqua is one of only 26 National Historic Landmarks in the state of Colorado and one of the few remaining chautauquas in the United States. Now in its second century, the Colorado Chautauqua attracts over one million visitors each year while remaining committed to its historic purpose. We offer outstanding musical, arts and educational programs, charming accommodations in our historic cottages and lodges, indoor and outdoor meeting space, wedding and celebration venues, coffee, ice cream and shopping at our very own General Store, fine dining at the historic Dining Hall, and direct access to 40 miles of trails and thousands of acres of open space.


Museum of Boulder
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