Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival: Secrets Revealed!

Step back in time to interact with people who helped shape our world.  Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this family friendly festival.  Daily live shows are performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters.


Live performances will be held outdoors in the evenings and indoors during the day. Bring lawn seating for outdoor shows. Most indoor shows require prior registration.  Locations for each show to be updated soon.


Steve Jobs – Pioneer in the Personal Computer Revolution – Portrayed by Jeremy Meier


Mary Shelley – Early Science Fiction Author of Frankenstein – Portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak


James Armistead Lafayette – Revolutionary War Double Agent – Portrayed by Stephen Seals


Nellie Bly – Pioneer in Investigative Journalism – Portrayed by Anne Pasquale


Robert Ripley – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – Portrayed by Larry Bounds


This Festival is funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council which receives funding from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Co, Michelin NA, SEW Eurodrive, the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan, the Greenville City Accommodations Tax Fund and the generous Friends of Greenville Chautauqua.