Historical Marker Program Honors Chautauqua’s Founding￼
As Chautauqua Institution prepares to launch its 150th Summer Assembly June 24, it celebrates the installation of a historical marker at the Institution’s main entrance, located on Rt. 394 in Chautauqua, N.Y.
Commemorating its founding in 1874 as the Chautauqua Sunday School Teacher Assembly, and made possible by a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, the marker reads:
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER ASSEMBLY
FIRST HELD IN AUGUST 1874 WITH
CLASSES, LECTURES, RECREATION
AND WORSHIP. IN 1902 RENAMED
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2023
“The Pomeroy Foundation is delighted to support this historical marker commemorating the rich and enduring legacy of the Chautauqua Institution,” said Deryn Pomeroy, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Pomeroy Foundation. “From educating the public to encouraging pride of place, historical markers play an important role in helping people tell their community’s story. We congratulate the Chautauqua Institution on this special occasion and your commitment to local history.”
Chautauqua President Michael E. Hill, Ed.D., said the marker doubles as an invitation to explore Chautauqua.
“We are thrilled that this marker greets patrons as they arrive at our main entrance, and we also hope it helps to reinforce our invitation to visit the grounds and experience our rich history first-hand,” Hill said. “We express appreciation to the Pomeroy Foundation for celebrating Chautauqua’s history in this way as we approach our Sesquicentennial in 2024.”
Chautauqua’s 150th Summer Assembly is June 24–August 27, 2023. Gate passes and single event tickets are available at the Chautauqua Ticket Office located at the Dr. Robert R. Hesse Welcome and Business Center and online at tickets.chq.org.
About the Pomeroy Foundation
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation® is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and working to improve the probability of finding appropriate donor matches or other life-saving treatments for blood cancer patients. Established by Trustee Bill Pomeroy in 2005 to bring together his two greatest passions, the Pomeroy Foundation is a private, philanthropic organization located in Syracuse, N.Y. As the nation’s leading funder of historical roadside markers, the Pomeroy Foundation has awarded more than 2,100 grants for markers and bronze plaques in 48 states and Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Pomeroy Foundation, visit wgpfoundation.org.
About Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua Institution is a not-for-profit, 750-acre community on Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State, where approximately 7,500 persons are in residence on any day during a nine-week season, and a total of more than 100,000 attend scheduled public events and even more engage online via the streaming channel CHQ Assembly. Chautauqua is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social and political issues of our times; stimulates provocative, thoughtful involvement of individuals and families in creative response to such issues; and promotes excellence and creativity in the appreciation, performance and teaching of the arts. The Institution launches its 150th Summer Assembly June 24, 2023, and will celebrate its Sesquicentennial in 2024.
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