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PHOTO: Ohio Chautauqua in Milan.
E-News | June 2019

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Ohio Chautauqua | Pathways | Grants Speakers Bureau | Opportunities

Ohio Chautauqua

History puts on a show.

Oho Chautauqua in Warren

Ohio Chautauqua 2019: Modern Legends

Ohio Chautauqua is HERE!

Gather your friends and family and head on down to the red-and-white striped tent for Ohio Chautauqua 2019: Modern Legends, a FREE five-day community event that combines living history performances, music, education, and audience participation into a one-of-a-kind cultural event the entire community will enjoy.

Experience live local music starting each evening at 6:30 p.m., followed by living history performances at 7:30 p.m. Humorist Erma Bombeck (Tuesdays), Tuskegee Air Commander and Air Force General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. (Wednesdays), television celebrity and master chef Julia Child (Thursdays), farm labor leader Cesar Chavez (Fridays), and US Senator and 1968 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy (Saturdays).

Don't miss the free daytime activities for youth and adults! Schedules vary from community to community. Check community schedules (links below) for details.

The tour begins in the heart of the historic Maumee River Valley in Defiance (June 4-8). Evening performances will take place at the Defiance Public Library. Follow the tour during its second week in Milan (June 11-15). The New England-style village near Lake Erie will hold evening performances in their bustling town square. Geauga County (June 18-22) is the setting for the third week of the tour. Century Village Museum in Burton, an authentic representation of a Western Reserve Village from 1798 to the end of the nineteenth century, will host all evening performances. The tour’s final week is Warren (June 25-29), where Ohio Chautauqua is a community tradition. Evening performances will be hosted in their beautiful downtown park, which is adjacent to Warren’s town square.
Learn more.


Bringing award-winning content to Ohioans. In print and online.

Planning your summer wanderings? Let the travel edition of Pathways be your guide!

Pathways Spring 2019
Discover Ohio's great authors and the places that inspired them. This year's travel edition takes you on a literary tour of the state, from James Thurber's Columbus to Sherwood Anderson's Clyde.

Read Pathways online and SUBSCRIBE to receive a print copy.
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Supporting cultural programming all over Ohio.

June Grant-funded Events
Medieval Matters: CSI Medieval England
June 3, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
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Akron History Hike: Suffrage March
June 25 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

Learn more.
June Grant-funded Exhibits
Crooked River Contrasts

Cleveland (MetroHealth)
Through August 30, 2019

Learn more.

Cleveland (Case Western Reserve University)
Through September 2, 2019
Learn more.

Cleveland (Hopkins Airport)
Through December 30, 2019

Learn more.

Cleveland (CSU Art Gallery at Playhouse Square)
June 28 through August 4, 2019

Learn more.

Ohio Pioneers: "From such beginnings, much may be expected."
Through October 15, 2019

Learn more.
Bowling Green
For Comfort and Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the Poor Farm
Through December 20, 2019
Learn more.

Speakers Bureau

Bringing the humanities to your town.

June Speakers Bureau Events

Brad Ricca - Who was Mrs. Sherlock Holmes?
June 5, 2019, @ 8:00 p.m.
Solon Library, Solon

William Trollinger - Terrorizing Immigrants and Catholics: Ohio's Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s
June 27, 2019, @ 7:00 p.m.
G.A.R. Hall, Peninsula
Learn more about Speakers Bureau.


Grant deadlines, workshops, and board nominations.

FREE Grants Workshop

Cultural Heritage Tourism
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 10:00 AM
Warren Heritage Center, Kinsman House
303 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren , OH, 44483

In this workshop participants will learn about Cultural Heritage Tourism Grants from Ohio Humanities. The workshop will:

  • Introduce the grants program
  • Highlight special planning grants
  • Describe examples of successful Cultural Heritage Tourism projects
  • Offer tips on how to write a fundable grant proposal

There will be time at the end for one-on-one consultations with an Ohio Humanities program officer.

Register HERE.
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
Major Grants ($5,001-$20,000)
July 15, 2019
— Drafts submitted by June 14, 2019 for projects beginning after November 1, 2019.
Questions? Contact David Merkowitz, PhD:

Quarterly Grants ($2,001-$5,000)
September 16, 2019 — Drafts submitted by August 15, 2019 for projects beginning after November 22, 2019.
Questions? Contact Robert Colby, PhD:

Monthly Grants ($2,000 or less)
First business day of the month.
Drafts submitted online are recommended but not required.
Questions? Contact Robert Colby, PhD:
Learn more.
Call for Board Nominees
Ohio Humanities is always seeking qualified individuals from the academic and private sectors to serve as board members and guide the organization’s future by sharing their wisdom and experience, attending quarterly business meetings, participating on committees, reviewing grant applications, evaluating projects, and acting as liaisons with various audiences and civic leaders.

Terms of service are three years, with appointments beginning on November 1 of the year.

Prospective member packets should include a nomination form and the individual’s resume or curriculum vita. Nominations are accepted through the year. Please forward nominations to:

Pat Williamsen, Executive Director
471 East Broad Street-Suite 1620
Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Learn more.
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