Join us for a thought-provoking week at southwestern New York's Chautauqua Institution for discussions and lectures focusing on the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment as well as contemporary issues surrounding women's rights. Plus, enjoy various performing arts programs in this historic summertime resort.

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Smithsonian at Chautauqua: The Battle for Women’s Suffrage

8 days from $4,240

Join us for a thought-provoking week at southwestern New York's Chautauqua Institution for discussions and lectures focusing on the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment as well as contemporary issues surrounding women's rights. Plus, enjoy various performing arts programs in this historic summertime resort.

or Call 855-330-1542

Tour Details

WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

The Chautauqua week, in particular, the lecturer provided by Smithsonian Journeys, made the intellectual and community aspect of the stay remarkable.

- Edward W.

Chautauqua is unique and Smithsonian programs exploit all of its wonderful opportunities.

- Douglas M.

JOURNEYS DISPATCHES

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Overview

Join us at Chautauqua in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. During a thought-provoking week, attend lectures and discussions by major thought leaders on the topic of women’s suffrage as well as the contemporary issues surrounding women’s rights and position in modern society. For more than a century, southwestern New York’s Chautauqua Institution has been a renowned summertime destination for educational pursuits, hosting an astonishing array of programs clustered around specific “theme weeks.”

Highlights Include

  • ​Engaging Discussions: Attend Main Stage scholar lecture series and listen to thought leaders discuss such topics as women’s suffrage, the history of gender bias, and the Equal Rights Amendment. Delve into questions surrounding the increasing representation of women in government positions and on the ballot today. Plus, enjoy daily in-depth presentations by your Smithsonian Journeys Expert and learn about the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.
  • Performances: Immerse yourself in Chautauqua’s theater and musical performances through selected included event tickets and attend other planned activities each day!
  • Historic Hotel: Stay at the Athenaeum Hotel, situated in a central location and within walking distance to all activities. Your stay features all meals, comfortable accommodations, and sweeping views of Lake Chautauqua.

The Chautauqua week, in particular, the lecturer provided by Smithsonian Journeys, made the intellectual and community aspect of the stay remarkable.

- Edward W.

Chautauqua is unique and Smithsonian programs exploit all of its wonderful opportunities.

- Douglas M.

Overview of your week at Chautauqua — July 25 – August 1, 2020

Each morning gather for a full breakfast buffet, then take your morning coffee out to the majestic front porch of the Hotel Athenaeum for sweeping views of Lake Chautauqua. Afterward, attend a daily private lecture with your Smithsonian Journeys Expert. Each day then features a sumptuous lunch followed by an afternoon to explore Chautauqua activities on your own, including Main Stage lectures (a full program of activities will be provided). Gather in the evening for lively conversation and a festive dinner, followed by a performance or other activity. (Each day: B,L,D)

Please note: A more detailed day-by-day itinerary will be available here on our website in late winter 2020. The itinerary will also be included in your pre-tour documents

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)