Due to uncertainty involving the continued impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs decided on Aug. 6, 2020 that Chautauqua programs would not be conducted in front of a live audience but would instead be streamed live via Zoom. Additional information about program activities will be published in the near future. Calls for information can also be made to the Zwaanendael Museum at 302-645-1148 or the New Castle Court House Museum at 302-323-4453.
“Women’s Work: Campaigning for Social Change” will demonstrate the passionate efforts of suffragists striving toward one goal—earning the right for women to vote and participate equally in the nation’s political, social and economic life. Through theatrical enactments by both individuals and groups, lectures and musical performances, Chautauqua viewers will be immersed in the women’s suffrage movement and experience the impact that it had on Delaware and its people. Activities will be capped with performances by actor-historians from the American Historical Theatre portraying the noted suffragists Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, and a concert by the Women’s Orchestra Project.