• Lecture: The Nature Study Movement in Pacific Grove c. 1875

    On Thursday, February 6, at 6:00 p.m., Don Kohrs will share his recent findings associated with summer gatherings of the Chautauqua Assemblies in Pacific Grove and the strong emphasis the founders of the assembly placed on the instruction of the natural sciences, romantic literature, and the arts. In addition, he will speak to the organizing of Chautauqua Circles throughout the State of California, and how these Chautauqua reading circles seeded the establishing of the California Federation of Women’s Club; a federation whose political efforts would be directed towards the protection and preservation of nature.

    The talk will be held at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave. Pacific Grove.

    Admission to the talk is a $5 suggested donation at the door (free for Museum Members, Museum Volunteers, and Volunteers of other Monterey Bay Organizations (Please wear your name tag).

    For those who want to read more about Chautauqua in Pacific Grove, Don Kohrs has made the first eight draft chapters of his current book available online at chautauqua.stanford.edu.


    posted to Cedar Street Times on January 28, 2014

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