Join us for Chautauqua series, where curious adults can get their think on – and their drink on – at a thought-provoking, interactive, and social event!

Theodore Roosevelt called it “the most American thing in America” – an event that provided the opportunity to gather for cultural development as a shared community. Named for the town in New York where the first large assembly took place, a Chautauqua presented lecturers, entertainers, scientists, and politicians to the public, offering knowledge and fellowship that might otherwise be out of reach in less metropolitan areas. From its humble beginnings, the movement spread across the U.S., fostering traveling “Sister Chautauquas” that brought provocative thought, scholarship, and entertainment to people for over fifty years.

A series of special evenings that marry education and entertainment, thoughtfulness and humor, food and drink – all based on a chosen theme. Each guest will receive a signature cocktail based on the evening's topic (cash bar also available), enjoy themed light appetizers, and participate in a variety of edutainment presentations designed to engage the brain.

Adults only, Ages 21+

Check out images from past evenings!
Chautauqua evening
Chautauqua evening
Chautauqua evening
Chautauqua evening
Chautauqua evening

Thursday, June 17

Exploring Exploration

In celebration of National Great Outdoors Month, we'll take in the awesome environs of Conner Prairie's grounds. Starting off with cocktails, light appetizers, and some play at our Treetop Outpost, we'll hear about the chilling arctic exploration by one of Indiana's own. We'll investigate the edible wild abundance offered by nature (and do a little tasting!) and finish by putting your adventurous explorer skills to the test in an orienteering competition with a great grand prize!

Thank you to our sponsors!

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