2015 Prairieland Chautauqua Schedule

musical performers stan & judy in studio
Music by “Stan & Judy” Judy Viera and Stan Robinson 7pm Monday, part of the Prairieland Chautauqua 2015.

This weekend is the Prairieland Chautauqua. The annual event features local and national performers recreating the lives and stories of historical figures, musical shows and historical storytellers. Go for the show, but also to talk to the other interesting people this event draws.

Schedule — The Morgan County Historical Society’s 17th Annual Prairieland Chautauqua — “All American Showcase”

Labor Day Weekend Saturday, Sunday, Monday September 5-7, 2015 at First Christian Church 2106 S. Main St. South Jacksonville. More on Facebook event .

Dinner by Hamilton’s Catering is available each night by reservation by calling 217-675-2720.

Saturday, September 5

  • 4 pm Millikin University Guitar Ensemble
  • 5pm “Black Hawk’s View of American History” by Brian “Fox” Ellis
  • 7pm “Historic Instruments of Illinois” with Chris Vallillo
  • 8pm Jackie Kennedy by Leslie Goddard

Sunday, September 6

  • 4pm Chris Talley Trio – Bluegrass Extraordinaire
  • 5pm Eleanor Roosevelt by Leslie Goddard
  • 7pm Troy Roark, Magician and Juggler
  • 8pm “The Ghosts of Edgar Allan Poe” by Brian “Fox” Ellis

Monday, September 7

  • 4pm “Stories and Sounds” with Mike Anderson
  • 5pm “Our Mary” Mary Anderson by Sherri Mitchell
  • 7pm Music by Stan & Judy
  • 8pm Cyrus Thomas and the Mystery of the Mound Builders by Robert Seufert
MacMurray College professor Robert Seufert in period attire
Robert Seufert brings to life Cyrus Thomas, who had to go against the general public opinion about the origins of Native American burial mounds. Monday 8pm at Prairieland Chautauqua.
Sherri Mitchell in period costume
Sherri Mitchell reenacts actress Mary Anderson, Monday 5pm at the Prairieland Chautauqua.

Warmowski Photography is one of the sponsors of this year’s event.