Chautauqua scheduled at Valhalla |

Chautauqua scheduled at Valhalla

Tribune staff report

The Lake Tahoe Historical Society will present its first Chautauqua on Aug. 7 at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater. Chautauqua was an adult education movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries named after Lake Chautauqua in New York. Gatherings brought speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and preachers all over the country. Our Chautauqua will Feature McAvoy Layne as Mark Twain. Other historical characters on the program are Anita Baldwin (younger daughter of Elias “Lucky” Baldwin), famous stage driver Hank Monk, “Host of Tahoe” Yank Clement and the most famous Pony Express rider Warren Upson.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Historical Museum (3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd.) open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for Historical Society members is $18 and non-members, $20. Membership applications are available at http://www.laketahoemuseum/.org.

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