Our visitors' and community's health and safety is a top priority. 

Read More


A Note on COVID-19's Impact: 

Due to the ever-changing situation in regard to COVID-19, please note that information below is subject to change. Please check with individual businesses/venues for the most up-to-date information. Thank you!

Ben Franklin | Chautauqua Talk led by Larry Bounds

Join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss Ben Franklin– with Larry Bounds, Chautauqua Artistic advisor, retired English teacher and magician.

Besides his experiments in electricity and inventions of bifocals, swim fins, the Franklin stove and the glass armonica, perhaps Ben Franklin should be best known for helping create a government with the flexibility to reinvent itself.

This event is a discussion NOT a costumed performance. In the Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival June 12 – 21, Larry Bounds will perform as Ben Franklin.

Grab Our Printable Events List Here!