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Festive traveling show to visit Eastern Washington towns


The New Old Time Chautauqua troupe will be visiting local communities this month to provide free shows, parades, and activities.

A “chatauqua” is a traveling show that includes entertainment as well as education in the tradition of the Chautauqua Institute in New York state. The traveling shows flourished from the late 19th until the early 20th century.

“Lectures by author Mark Twain, suffragette Susan B. Anthony, or a production of ‘The Tale of Two Cities’ are the kinds of entertainment one could expect at a chautauqua show,” the troupe’s website says. “Teddy Roosevelt on...

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