Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $1,745 to William Penn University for the 2010 Chautauqua Lecture Series. The event is scheduled for January 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm, February 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm, March 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm and April 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm. It will be held at the Ware Recital Hall at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, IA, except for the March event, which will be held at the Musco Technology Center at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, IA. All programs are free and open to the public.
According to project director, Dr. Noel Stahle, the event is the 105th anniversary of the Oskaloosa Chautauqua. The events will include topics on the civil rights in the 50's and 60's, the underground railroad, women's history with Jane Adams, and jazz.
"Our organization is pleased to provide support the Chautauqua in Oskaloosa," said Humanities Iowa executive director, Christopher Rossi. "Chautauqua are a unique form of American experience."
The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation. For more information on funding opportunities from Humanities Iowa, see its website at http://www.humanitiesiowa.org.