Lecture: The Nature Study Movement in Pacific Grove, CA
Don Kohrs will share his recent findings associated with summer gatherings of the Chautauqua Assemblies in Pacific Grove and the strong emphasis the founders of the assembly placed on the instruction of the natural sciences, romantic literature, and the arts. In addition, he will speak to the organizing of Chautauqua Circles throughout the State of California, and how these Chautauqua reading circles seeded the establishing of the California Federation of Women's Club; a federation whose political efforts would be directed towards the protection and preservation of nature.
Admission to the talk is a $5 suggested donation at the door (free for Museum Members, Museum Volunteers, and Volunteers of other Monterey Bay Organizations Please wear your nametag).
For those who want to read more about Chautauqua in Pacific Grove, he has made the first eight draft chapters of his current book available online at chautauqua.stanford.edu.