Get a history lesson at ‘Character Forged in Conflict’

Eleanor Roosevelt presented by Susan Marie Frontczak



Jefferson Davis presented by Doug A. Mishler



Abraham Lincoln presented by George Frein



ikita Khrushchev presented by Doug A. Mishler



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‘Character Forged in Conflict’

Schedule of events:

Friday, Sept. 16

■ Eleanor Roosevelt presented by Susan Marie Frontczak, 10–11 a.m., Colorado Mesa University, Houston Hall, Room 104 (open to the public, no charge).

■ John Otto as presented by Peter Booth, 2–3 p.m., Mesa County Libraries’ Central Library (open to the public, no charge).

■ Gates open 4:30 p.m. Cross Orchards Historic Site.

■ Veterans Forum presented in cooperation with the Veterans Administration, 5 p.m., in the Big Tent at Cross Orchards, features moderated discussion focusing on the “veterans’ experience.”

■ Young Chautauqua Presentations, 6 p.m., General George Patton presented by Ashton Call and J. Edgar Hoover presented by Anthony Booth.

■ Professional Chautauqua Presentations — Character Forged in the Cold War, 7–9 p.m., Eleanor Roosevelt presented by Frontczak, Nikita Khrushchev presented by Doug A. Mishler.

Saturday, Sept. 17

■ Coffee with the Chautauquans, 9–10 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road.

■ Gates open 10:30 a.m., Cross Orchards Historic Site.

■ Family Fun, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. by the Big Tent at Cross Orchards, features veterans’ artwork display, a chance to learn about military uniforms and how they have changed through the years, face painting and more.

■ Professional Chautauqua Presentation, 11 a.m. to noon in the barn at Cross Orchards, George Frein speaking about Abraham Lincoln.

■ Young Chautauqua Presentations, noon to 1:30 p.m. in the barn at Cross Orchards.

■ Professional Chautauqua Presentation, 1:30–2:30 p.m. in the barn at Cross Orchards, Mishler speaking about Nikita Khrushchev/Jefferson Davis.

■ Young Chautauqua Presentations, 2:30–3:30 p.m. in the barn at Cross Orchards. 

■ Professional Chautauqua Presentation, 3:30–4:30 p.m. in the barn at Cross Orchards, Frontczak speaking about Eleanor Roosevelt.

■ Veterans Forum, 5 p.m. in the Big Tent at Cross Orchards, presented in cooperation with the Veterans Administration, moderated discussion focusing on the “veterans’ experience.”

■ Young Chautauqua Presentations, 6 p.m. in the Big Tent at Cross Orchards, James Armistead Lafayette as presented by Davis Sleigh; Andy Warhol as presented by Zenon Reece.

■ Professional Chautauqua Presentations — Character Forged in the Civil War, 7–9 p.m. in the Big Tent at Cross Orchards, Abraham Lincoln as presented by Frein; Jefferson Davis as presented by Mishler.



History will come to life in a fun, interactive mingling of youth, history and professional actors during the 2016 Two Rivers Chautauqua event titled “Character Forged in Conflict.”

Set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16–17, at Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, “Character Forged in Conflict” will feature historical guests “Abraham Lincoln” portrayed by George Frein, “Jefferson Davis” and “Nikita Khrushchev” portrayed by Doug A. Mishler and “Eleanor Roosevelt” portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak.

During the event, students in elementary through high school will give Young Chautauquan presentations, and there will be various programs and activities highlighting the contributions of the nation’s veterans.

Admission is $5 per person. Children age 12 and younger will be admitted free.

A food vendor will be at Cross Orchards and a parking lot shuttle will be available.

Go to museumofwesternco.com/event/two-rivers-chautauqua-2 or call 434-9814 for information.


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