Chautauqua Series

2013 - 2014
TEACHING AMERICAN
HISTORY GRANT

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The Chautauqua series will continue for the academic year of 2013-14. Chautauqua presentations are co-sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the San Juan College's School of Humanities and Encore Program, and the Teaching American History program through Farmington Municipal Schools.

A full Chautauqua schedule will be presented. Dr. Jimmy Miller, Professor Emeritus of History at San Juan College and consultant for the TAH project, has put together an exciting Chautauqua program open to the public. It is hoped that teachers, students, and the general public will eagerly embrace this Chautauqua season, and all the exciting programs it offers!

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For further information, contact Dr. Jimmy Miller at 334-9325.

September 20, 2013 7:00 PM
San Juan College Little Theater

The season kicks off with The Way You Ride the Trail: Dale Evans Rogers by Kay Sebring-Roberts Kuhlmann.

The stage portrait of Dale Evans Rogers, presented by Kuhlmann of Ruidoso, shows Dale at two stages of her life: as a film, television and recording artist while raising a blended family of seven children, and as an inspirational author.

VanAnn More as Dolley Madison

October 11, 2013 7:00 PM
San Juan College Performance Hall

Dolley Madison by VanAnn Moore

Dolley Madison was a survivor of wars, intrigue, and challenges beyond the call of duty. Dolley Payne Todd was a grieving Quaker widow when she married James Madison – the Father of the U. S. Constitution and a future President. She acted as hostess for eight years for President Thomas Jefferson, and became one of the most brilliant First Ladies from 1809-1817.

 

January 10, 2014 7:00 PM
San Juan College Little Theater

All In, Down and Out: The Great Depression in Song and Story by Jane Voss and Hoyle Osborne

The Great Depression inspired an amazing body of American popular and folk music. Songs from this era are interwoven with readings from outstanding writers and wits of the day, as well as from ordinary working people.

February 14, 2014 7:00 PM
San Juan College Little Theater

“ Navajo Blessingway Stories” by Sunny Dooley

These origin stories, in Navajo and English, present the worldview of the Dine ’ people and their relationships with their surroundings. They are social versions of the sacred chants told only from October through the “first thunder” in early March.

March 21, 2014 7:00 PM
San Juan College Little Theater

Me and Billy, the Story of Billy the Kid by Ralph Estes

TThe “world’s oldest living cowboy” tells, in story and song, of his years as a cowboy and his friendship with Billy the Kid, a legend that is often exaggerated.

April 27, 2014 7:00 PM
San Juan College Little Theater

Buffalo Soldiers – Military Heroes of the Southwest by Fred Hampton

Hampton, as Lt. Matthias Day, and one or more of the troopers of the Buffalo Soldiers Society of New Mexico, along with over 50 period artifacts used by Buffalo Soldiers, bring the history of the Black cavalry to life.

May 16, 2014 7:00 PM
San Juan College Little Theater

Rafael Chacon by Dr. Enrique Lamadrid

Rafael Chacon was a witness to the most significant events in the formation of modern New Mexico, from the U. S. invasion of 1846 to wars and battles in the Southwest to statehood in 1912

Sponsored by: San Juan College's School of Humanities and Encore Program, National Endowment for the Humanities, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Educator Support Center

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For more information, please call Kay Tentler at (505) 566-3465. Or send us an email at tentler@sanjuancollege.edu.