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Chautauqua, (shuh TAW kwuh), is a system of summer school and correspondence school education founded at Chautauqua Lake, New York, in 1874. The term also refers to traveling groups, called Tent Chautauquas, which had no connection with the original educational movement.
The Chautauqua Institution. Rev. John H. Vincent, a Methodist clergyman, and Lewis Miller of Akron, Ohio, first conceived the idea of setting up a summer school to give instruction to Sunday-school teachers. The first assembly was held at Chautauqua in August 1874. The movement rapidly expanded to include a school of languages (1878), a summer school for public school teachers (1879), a school of theology (1881), and a series of clubs for young people interested in reading, music, fine arts, physical education, and religion. In 1883, the Chautauqua University was established. The university closed in 1898. But the Chautauqua Institution continues a summer adult education program and makes its facilities available to other interested groups.
Borrowman, Merle L. "Chautauqua." Academic World Book. World Book, 2016. Web. 11 May 2016.
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