History Comes Alive Festival 2021
This Festival has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. It will be rescheduled for Fall 2021.
Starring: Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Hedy Lamarr and Rosa Parks
Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this ten-day – two-weekend festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family.
40 shows performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. And almost all the shows are FREE.
Meet American game-changers – hear their stories – ask them how they re-invented their world.
- Create a new America with Ben Franklin
- Turn darkness into light with Thomas Edison
- Spark the Electrical Revolution with Nikola Tesla
- Smash the glass ceiling with Hollywood’s Hedy Lamarr
- and like Rosa Parks demand your Civil Rights
There’s nothing like the experience outdoors under the Chautauqua tent or in a beautiful park on a summer evening. But if you like your Chautauqua experience indoors in air-conditioned comfort, we have that, too.
There will be great story-telling, lots to laugh about, and deep secrets revealed. 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.