Welcome to Historic DeFuniak Springs, FL

Official Site of the DeFuniak Springs Visitors Bureau  (850) 333-2241

Florida Chautauqua Association
(850) 892-7613


www.FloridaChautauquaAssembly.org


2018 Registration Packet

(PDF:  Download this form to complete and submit with payment to attend ticketed events)


2018 PRINTED PROGRAM

(PDF:  Provides details on each ticketed and free event of the entire Assembly, campus map, faculty bios, more)

Florida Chautauqua Assembly

(January)


An historic 4-day educational program featuring notable keynote speakers, educational breakout sessions, performance teas, evening dinner performances and free living history exhibits relating to an annual theme.


2018 Schedule: 


THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

  • 2pm - 4pm:REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN,Lakeside Building, 1290 Circle Drive  
  • 3pm-6pm:  The History of DeFuniak Springs in Pictures, Lakeside Building, 1290 Circle Drive
  • 6pm-8pm:  Welcome Party, Community Center


FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

  • 7:30 am: REGISTRATION/CHECK,Lakeside Building, 1290 Circle Drive

  • 8am-5pm:  FREE LIVING HISTORY EXHIBITS, Lake Yard, 3 Circle Drive
    • Civil War Camp
    • Florida Frontiersmen Settlement Camp
    • Florida Forest Service Indoor Nature Trail
    • Native American Encampment
    • Tin Can Tourists


  • 9am-10:15am:  KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
    • The Klinge Brothers of Everyday Paranormal, Walton High School Auditorium


  • 10:45am - Noon:  BREAKOUT SESSIONS, Methodist Church, 88 Circle Drive
    • How the Florida Chautauqua brought Technology to Florida - John Oliver
    • The Air War of Europe - John Lohr
    • Independent film making - Stephen& Elizabeth Berry
    • Destin Pioneer Settlers - Hank Klein
    • Performance Tea: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Community Center


  • NOON - 1:30pm: 
    • LUNCH BREAK(on your own)
    • Tree Planting Ceremony in Honor of Veterans, Circle Drive & Plateau

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  • 1:45pm–3pm:  GENERAL SESSION, Methodist Church, 88 Circle Drive
    • The Great War and Its Effect on Chautauqua - Thomas Cloud


  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm:  BREAKOUT SESSIONS - Methodist Church, 88 Circle Drive
    • Old Glory in American Art - Jan Faubel
    • Methodism and Chautauqua - Rusty Bowman
    • History of Fire Apparatus and the Fire Service –Doug Burns, Rob McAtee Sponsored by Ten 8 Fire Equipment.
    • Performance Tea:  Laura Ingalls Wilder, Community Center

  • 6pm:  EVENING DINNER PERFORMANCE, Community Center
    • Jim Moore Monologue


SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

  • 7:30 am: REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN, Florida Chautauqua Association's Lakeside Building, 1290 Circle Drive

  • 8am-5pm:  FREE LIVING HISTORY EXHIBITSLake Yard, 3 Circle Drive
    • Civil War Camp
    • Florida Frontiersmen Settlement Camp
    • Florida Forest Service Indoor Nature Trail
    • Native American Encampment
    • Tin Can Tourists


  • 8am-10:15am:  From Civil Defense to Emergency Management, How Florida Has Shaped its Response – Jeff Goldberg, Walton County Emergency Operations Center

  • 10:45am - Noon: BREAKOUT SESSIONS
    • How the Florida Chautauqua brought Technology to Florida - John Oliver
    • The Air War of Europe - John Lohr
    • Independent Film Making - Stephen & Elizabeth Berry
    • Destin Pioneer Settlers - Hank Klein
    • Performance Tea:  House Ghosts: Voices in the Attic, Footsteps on the Stair -
      Alexa Anne Kempson, Community Center

  • Noon - 1:30pm:  LUNCH BREAK (on your own)


  • 1:45pm - 3:30pm:  GENERAL SESSION
    • William Jennings Bryan, Chautauqua’s Favorite Son - Gregory Garland

  • 3:30pm-4:45pm: BREAKOUT SESSIONS, Methodist Church, 88 Circle Drive
    • Old Glory in American Art - Jan Faubel
    • Methodism and Chautauqua - Rusty Bowman
    • History of Fire Apparatus and the Fire Service - Dough Burns, Rob McAtee, Ten 8 Fire Equipment
    • Performance Tea: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Community Center


  • 6pm: EVENING DINNER PERFORMANCE
    • Video on Florida Cattle Drive


SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

  • Noon-5pm:  FREE LIVING HISTORY EXHIBITS,  Lake Yard, 3 Circle Drive
    • Civil War Camp
    • Florida Frontiersmen Settlement Camp
    • Florida Forest Service Indoor Nature Trail
    • Native American Encampment
    • Tin Can Tourists


  • 1:30–3:30pm:  WRAP UP MEETING, Florida Chautauqua Association's Lakeside Building, 1290 Circle Drive.
    • Come meet with the board of directors and volunteers of the Florida Chautauqua Association.  Let’s discuss future topics and themes for our annual assemblies and ideas for making your experience here more enjoyable and educational.