Chautauqua News - February 2016
Waxahachie, Texas


Discover what we're doing in the "WORLD OF WATER" this year!  Come by and visit our Chautauqua booth at TWO Expos in Waxahachie.  We'll see you here! 

March 5, 9am-4pm: Ellis County Women's Expo

March 19, 9am-5pm:
Ellis County Master Gardeners Lawn & Garden Expo

Both events will be held at the Waxahachie Civic Center, at US 287 & IH 35E.

Views of  the Auditorium: 
Taken on 9/25/2015
by Allison Hicks
of Dallas


"When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come."
- Leonardo da Vinci

"My soul is full of longing
For the secret of the Sea,
And the heart of the great ocean
Sends a thrilling pulse through me."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


1687 La Belle Shipwreck Emerges After 310 Years

On a cold winter day in 1687, the small French ship Belle ran aground on the
Texas coast, the victim of a run of bad
luck and a howling north wind. Hear the story of its amazing excavation and the secrets it kept on the bottom of
Matagorda Bay for three centuries.  Archeologist Brad Jones of the Texas Historical Commission will share these stories  as well as a few
of the more than one million artifacts recovered.   
La Belle - Beyond Texas History
Archeology of La Belle 

TAMU Chemistry RoadShow Bursts Into Chautauqua

Join Dr. Jim Pennington and the students  of the dynamic Texas A&M Chemistry Roadshow as they explore the wonderful world of chemistry and water through an interactive program of demonstrations  and humor.  Just like science demonstrators in the early 1900s,  this Chemistry Roadshow will both entertain and amaze in the Chautauqua Auditorium.  TAMU Chemistry Roadshow 

Dr. Larry Palmer
Brings  Harpsichord
& The Music of  WATER

Larry Palmer, SMU Professor Emeritus of Harpsichord and Organ, returns to the Waxahachie Chautauqua stage to 
present "Music About Water".  As in
2005, Dr. Palmer will again be accompanied by a soloist and by one
of his 6 harpsichords. The soloist and
the musical program will be announced soon. Dr. Palmer retired in 2015 as chair
of SMU's Dept. of Organ and Harpsichord.  He is internationally known as performer, scholar, and teacher.
SMU Professor Emeritus Larry Palmer

Into North Texas

Aquaponics is the method of growing crops and fish together in a re-circulating system - while using 10% of total water usage.  Join David Cohen from Green Phoenix Farms in Mansfield to learn 
about this growing method of farming,
both in the back yard and commercially.  Find out why  Aquaponics is being called the future of food.
Aquaponics at Green Phoenix Farms

We are happy for the new signs around Waxahachie pointing to the Chautauqua Auditorium!
Do you know where this sign is located?  There is a misspelling on only this one sign - can you spot it?  Look carefully!


Chautauqua Trail plans 2016 meeting in Monteagle, TN

The Chautauqua Trail  is planning their annual 4-day meeting at  Monteagle Assembly on July 10-12 in the beautiful hills of Southeast Tennessee.  Follow the link below (February newsletter) for more information and registration details.

The Chautauqua Trail consists of active Chautauqua organizations and interested individuals across the country. Trail members meet in July of each year to discuss items of common interest and to enjoy fellowship with others who share a passion for the Chautauqua ideals.

Chautauqua Trail February Newsletter 

Chautauqua Preservation Society
P.O. Box 126
Waxahachie, TX 75168
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