Chautauqua says goodbye — for now


By Dean Wright - [email protected]



Dianne Moran portrays Dian Fossey and explains how the primatologist used African superstition to scare off poachers while defending mountain gorillas.


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Rob Colby of the Ohio Humanities introduces performers and local personalities to the crowds under the red tent.


Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

Susan Frontczak presents as Mary Shelley on Wednesday as she explains the story of Frankenstein and how story discusses the flaws and merits of humankind’s struggle with life and death.


Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

Dianne Moran addresses a crowd as Dian Fossey in the Ariel Theater Thursday over the importance of mountain gorilla research and conservation.


Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

Volunteers help put up the iconic red tent in Gallioplis City Park for Ohio Chautauqua.


Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

Gallia County Commissioner Dr. David Smith addresses the crowd about the importance of history in small communities and remembering what that means to small communities in Ohio.


Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

The red and white Chautauqua tent has become the iconic emblem of the living history performances it hosts beneath its spread.


Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

Susan Frontczak captivates crowds through the persona of Marie Curie by telling the tale of the discovery of radioactivity and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize.


Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

The Ohio Chautauqua sign greets visitors to the big red tent in Gallipolis City Park.


Michael Johnson | Ohio Valley Publishing

Dan Cutler portrays Shawnee Chief Cornstalk on opening night of Ohio Chautauqua.


Michael Johnson | Ohio Valley Publishing

GALLIPOLIS — The Ohio Chautaqua visited Gallipolis for the sixth time this past week and is now off to Rossford next.

Here are some photos chronicling the journey of historic scholars, the crowd and those visiting Gallipolis City Park over the course of the last week.

The late Ray McKinniss was honored Saturday for his critical work in bringing Chautauqua to Gallia County.

Dianne Moran portrays Dian Fossey and explains how the primatologist used African superstition to scare off poachers while defending mountain gorillas.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0444-1-.jpgDianne Moran portrays Dian Fossey and explains how the primatologist used African superstition to scare off poachers while defending mountain gorillas. Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

Rob Colby of the Ohio Humanities introduces performers and local personalities to the crowds under the red tent.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0387.jpgRob Colby of the Ohio Humanities introduces performers and local personalities to the crowds under the red tent. Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

Susan Frontczak presents as Mary Shelley on Wednesday as she explains the story of Frankenstein and how story discusses the flaws and merits of humankind’s struggle with life and death.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0392.jpgSusan Frontczak presents as Mary Shelley on Wednesday as she explains the story of Frankenstein and how story discusses the flaws and merits of humankind’s struggle with life and death. Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

Dianne Moran addresses a crowd as Dian Fossey in the Ariel Theater Thursday over the importance of mountain gorilla research and conservation.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0440.jpgDianne Moran addresses a crowd as Dian Fossey in the Ariel Theater Thursday over the importance of mountain gorilla research and conservation. Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

Volunteers help put up the iconic red tent in Gallioplis City Park for Ohio Chautauqua.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0367.jpgVolunteers help put up the iconic red tent in Gallioplis City Park for Ohio Chautauqua. Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

Gallia County Commissioner Dr. David Smith addresses the crowd about the importance of history in small communities and remembering what that means to small communities in Ohio.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0384.jpgGallia County Commissioner Dr. David Smith addresses the crowd about the importance of history in small communities and remembering what that means to small communities in Ohio. Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

The red and white Chautauqua tent has become the iconic emblem of the living history performances it hosts beneath its spread.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0582-1-.jpgThe red and white Chautauqua tent has become the iconic emblem of the living history performances it hosts beneath its spread. Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

Susan Frontczak captivates crowds through the persona of Marie Curie by telling the tale of the discovery of radioactivity and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0558.jpgSusan Frontczak captivates crowds through the persona of Marie Curie by telling the tale of the discovery of radioactivity and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Dean Wright | Ohio Valley Publishing

The Ohio Chautauqua sign greets visitors to the big red tent in Gallipolis City Park.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0303.jpgThe Ohio Chautauqua sign greets visitors to the big red tent in Gallipolis City Park. Michael Johnson | Ohio Valley Publishing

Dan Cutler portrays Shawnee Chief Cornstalk on opening night of Ohio Chautauqua.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0320.jpgDan Cutler portrays Shawnee Chief Cornstalk on opening night of Ohio Chautauqua. Michael Johnson | Ohio Valley Publishing

By Dean Wright

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