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Chautauqua tent
Date Issued: 1974-08-06
Postage Value: 10 cents

Commemorative issue
Rural America
Chautauqua tent

Although originally the name of an adult education program in the United States, "Chautauqua" later came to be used for the traveling popular lectures, concerts, and dramatic productions frequently presented in tents between the 1870's and 1920's. John Heyl Vincent is credited with the original Chautauqua movement at the Fair Point Sunday School Assembly, in 1874, near Chautauqua, NY. From that beginning emerged a curriculum that ranged from temperance lectures to contemporary science courses. In 1881, the assembly introduced the first successful correspondence education program in America. It also founded the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, a home-reading program in various type of literature and history. The circle continues to offer four-year correspondence courses in a variety of area.

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