This past season, the Chautauqua Historical Society accomplished all their planned projects and more. The community's Veterans were honored through a collective book, the kids participated in planned activities to showcase what it was like to visit in our founding days, collections of archives were pulled together from each of the important community buildings, a special day was dedicated to Lyn Bryant and all her special theater work, etc. For the upcoming season, the Historical Society has even more planned. Unfortunately, to preserve our community’s history further, money is necessary. As a way to help fund our program, we are introducing a limited edition line of clothing and products. A new item will be launched and available to buy at the beginning of each month. Once a new month is announced, the last month's item will no longer be available to purchase. We are an educational non-profit organization. Our goal is to preserve our community history. Why? It's simple. Our Chautauqua is the last remaining Chautauqua in Illinois, and one of only eleven Chautauquas' across the country that can trace a direct connection to the 1874 New York Chautauqua. Preserving our history takes money. This campaign seeks support to fund the projected cost of new technologies and software to maintain a digital archival collection available to community members and research scholars. Don’t hesitate to contact Kathryn Bonzon with any concerns, comments, or questions about the project.