The following are specials posted by individual property owners. Please contact the property owner directly for availability.

The 2019 season ended on August 25. 

CHQ&A Podcast

CHQ&A is the new flagship podcast of Chautauqua Institution, featuring interviews with prominent guests who participate in Chautauqua's summer season of programs in the arts, education, interfaith dialogue and recreation.

Hosted by Jordan Steves, Chautauqua's director of communications, with interviewers from around the Chautauqua community.

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Chautauqua Institution  

A thriving community where visitors come to find intellectual and spiritual growth and renewal.
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Bestor Plaza Webcam

Check out our live online stream of what's currently happening in Bestor Plaza.
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The Chautauquan Daily  

The Chautauquan Daily is the official newspaper of Chautauqua Institution.
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Athenaeum Hotel

The historic Athenaeum Hotel sits on a tree-shaded hill overlooking picturesque Chautauqua Lake.
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Chautauqua Theater Company

Chautauqua Theater Company is the resident professional theater and Conservatory of the Chautauqua Institution.
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Chautauqua Opera Company

Chautauqua Opera is the oldest continuously producing summer opera company in the United States as well as the fourth oldest American opera company after the Metropolitan Opera, Cincinnati Opera and San Francisco Opera.
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Children's School

This developmental preschool is one of the oldest early childhood programs in the nation. Weekly themes incorporate music, drama, and art.
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Boys' and Girls' Club

The Chautauqua Boys and Girls Club is the oldest day camp in the United States. Every year since 1893 children ages 6-15 have been enjoying their summers at our camp, located in the unique setting that is Chautauqua.
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Virtual Exhibits

Color our Collections


The Chautauqua Institution Archives is both an Institution repository and a collection repository.

The parent, the Chautauqua Institution, is supported by a records management program which allows the repository to receive records directly. The Archives also builds its holdings through the acquisition of papers, records and artifacts from sources that are not administratively affiliated with the Institution.

The mission of the Chautauqua Institution Archives is to identify, organize, preserve and protect the printed, microfilmed, taped, photographic and other records, and selected artifacts and museum pieces to add to the general and scholarly understanding of the Chautauqua Institution and the Chautauqua Movement.

The Chautauqua Institution Archives staff assists the public throughout the year. Please stop in the research room of the Archives and explore Chautauqua's history. Researchers and inquiries should be directed to the Oliver Archives Center.

Heritage Lecture Series

Each season, Chautauqua Institution Archives also presents its Heritage Lecture Series, which combines the research of Archives staff with notable historians and Chautauqua scholars in order to explore the rich history of Chautauqua and its effect on American culture. View the Heritage Lecture Series schedule.

Chautauqua Property Owners House History Project

The Chautauqua Institution and the Chautauqua Property Owners Association are updating the existing inventory of historical resources in our community.

The houses of Chautauqua tell a remarkable story. The story of our homes has almost continuously changed and evolved. Have you ever wondered who built your house and how and why it was used? And, if modifications were made, why and when were they done, and what exactly was changed?

Although there is a file in the archives with the address of your house, there is often scant information beyond the history of the title changes. However, many current homeowners have a good sense of the story of their homes. We are hoping to fill in some of the blanks before even more of the stories are lost.

We are interested in any information you would like to share about yourselves and the current use of your house. We are, after all, merely stewards of the fabric of this amazing place. Years from now, the new owners will be fascinated by your story. In addition, we are asking all homeowners who are planning a modification to describe their plans and the planning process. What is being modified, and why are you proposing this change?

We would also be interested in any information you can share about the history of your house. Please fill out this brief questionnaire.

House History Form