This free event is a step back in time to the event that brought people to Clear Lake between 1875 - 1914. A day filled with fun, learning, speakers, entertainment and community building.
Special/Events from the Chautauqua Stage
(Located in the Band Shell in City Park)
Times are approximate within 10 minutes
10:00am Opening the Chautauqua – Mayor Nelson Crabb
(Remaining time prior to first speaker can be used to visit various non-profits in the park)
11:00am Conversations with Local Suffragettes - Carrie Chapman Catt (Marilyn Lawson) Louise Clausen (Beth Ann Schumacher)
12–1:30pm Have lunch at one of our local downtown restaurants – they are ready to welcome you.
1:30 pm Conversation with an Historical Interpreter –
Unconditional Surrender – A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant (Pete Grady)
2:30 pm Keynote Speaker – Major Gabriel Haugland
“Our Shared Values: The Constitution Requires More than Free Speech”
3:45pm Closing the Chautauqua – Bennett Smith and Beth Ann Schumacher
Activities available in City Park
Splash Pad Fun
Available all day near the water plant on City Beach
Playtime in City Park
Available all day in City Park
Exhibits, Learning and Serving Available all day in City Park. Take time to visit the many booths and displays of the numerous nonprofit organizations in the north Iowa area that provide opportunities for learning and service. Some will also have children’s activities available as well.