Chautauqua History Alive Festival – The Power of Words – Abe Lincoln, Walter Cronkite, Rachel Carson, Maya Angelou & Cesar Chavez

At Chautauqua’s History Alive Festival “The Power of Words,” you’ll will meet America’s greatest wordsmiths and hear them tell their stories in their own words. 30 Free shows!

Listen in as ABE LINCOLN redefines American democracy
Rise up and sing with poet MAYA ANGELOU
March and protest with CESAR CHAVEZ
Step inside the revolutionary book “Silent Spring,” with RACHEL CARSON
   And once again as the nightly news unfolds, “You Are There” with WALTER CRONKITE.

A ten-day – two-weekend festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. A different show outdoors each night and more indoors during the day. Five different Free shows performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. You’ll laugh – you’ll cry – you’ll have lots of questions. And they’ll be answered. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it’s not just history – it’s personal.

GREATER GREENVILLE, SC June 16 – 25
Fri 6/16

7:30p Walter Cronkite, Tent at Greenville Tech

Sat 6/17

2:00p Maya Angelou, Greenville Tech TRC Auditorium
7:30p Rachel Carson, Tent at Greenville Tech

Sun 6/18

2:00p  Abraham Lincoln, Greenville Tech TRC Auditorium
7:30p  Cesar Chavez, Tent at Greenville Tech

Mon 6/19

11:30a Walter Cronkite, Younts Center, Fountain Inn

Tue 6/20

9:00a   Discussion/Cronkite, Upcountry History Museum
11:30a Maya Angelou, The Kroc Center
7:30p   Walter Cronkite, Falls Park, bring lawn seating

Wed 6/21

9:00a   Discussion/Chavez, Upcountry History Museum
11:30a Abraham Lincoln, The Kroc Center
8:00p  Rachel Carson, Trailblazer Park, Travelers Rest

Thu 6/22

9:00a   Discussion/Carson, Upcountry History Museum
11:30a Cesar Chavez, Centre Stage

Fri 6/23  

9:00a   Discussion/Lincoln, Upcountry History Museum
11:30a Maya Angelou, Phillis Wheatley Community Ctr
7:30p   Cesar Chavez, Tent at Greenville Tech

Sat 6/24

9:00a   Discussion/Angelou, Upcountry History Museum
2:00p   Abraham Lincoln, Pelzer Auditorium, Pelzer
7:30p   Maya Angelou, Tent at Greenville Tech

Sun 6/25

2:00p Walter Cronkite, Greenville Tech TRC Auditorium
7:30p Abraham Lincoln, Tent at Greenville Tech

SPARTANBURG, SC June 19-22 at 7pm

Headquarters Library, Barrett Room (Free)

Mon 6/19 – Abraham Lincoln
Tue 6/20 – Cesar Chavez
Wed 6/21 – Walter Cronkite
Thu 6/22 – Maya Angelou