Past Event

Pioneering Educators: Morgan County Chautauqua

The Morgan Country Historical Society in Jacksonville, Illinois will present a Chautauqua on the educational history of the region. Audiences will be able to hear lecturers, first-person re-enactors, musical programs, and storytellers, all related to the period, the region, and education at Illinois College during the 19th century.


  • The Crimson Strings – 4p

    Musical performance.
  • Meet Jonathan Turner – 5p

    Karl Bockemeier of Catham, Illinois will present the historical personality of Jonathan Turner
  • Supper by the Tent – 6p

    Catered supper.
  • 19th Century American Melodies – 7p

    Dianne Dietz performs, accompanied by Garrett Allman.
  • Meet Stephen Douglas – 8p

    Fred Krebs of Overland Park, Kansas will present the historical personality of Stephen Douglas.

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