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2009 CHAUTAUQUA ASSEMBLY SET FOR JAN. 29 – FEB. 1

Jan 14th, 2009 | 0

The 2009 Chautauqua Assembly, themed “A Journey into Africa,” is fast approaching. They have an extensive program planned, and all the schedule information can be found online at www.florida-chautauqua-center.org.
This year’s Assembly will feature keynote presentations by Naomi Tutu (daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu) of South Africa, Jim Fowler , former co-star of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom (who is bringing animals with him this time) and Gregory Garland, Public Affairs Director for the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
Museum exhibits will include:
“A Journey into Africa” student museum on each of the 53 countries of Africa hosted by The Walton County School District student museum on each of the 53 countries of Africa;
Married to Adventure traveling exhibit from the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in Chanute, Kansas;
A History of the Florida Chautauqua and Its Revival;
A Missionary Museum featuring exhibits from area faith-based organizations on their missionaries in Africa;
“Camp Conservation” – Exhibits of live animals which area non-profits are trying to preserve and protect, along with “going green” techniques for every day practical use;
Civil War Camp and re-enactments on the Lakeyard.
The Florida Chautauqua Center is featured in the January issue of Southern Living magazine. A copy of the article is available on their Website. They hope to see everyone at the 14th annual Chautauqua Assembly, Jan. 29 through Feb. 1, 2009 in historic DeFuniak Springs. For more information, contact Susan Bakalo, Administrative Assistant, Florida Chautauqua Center, Inc. Post Office Box 127, DeFuniak Springs, FL.  32435, at (850) 892-7613, or Susan@Florida-Chautauqua-Center.org, or www.Florida-Chautauqua-Center.org.

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