Greene County village to host Ohio Chautauqua tour

The village of Clifton, home to historic Clifton Mill, will host the Ohio Chautauqua showing the water falls and a different shot with an old gas station. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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The village of Clifton, home to historic Clifton Mill, will host the Ohio Chautauqua showing the water falls and a different shot with an old gas station. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

The Ohio Chautauqua 2017 tour will bring its fair to Clark and Greene counties this month. The event is designed to be informative and entertaining, offering numerous free sessions that focus on history and culture.

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The village of Clifton is one of four Ohio communities on this year’s tour, which is continuing a tradition of cultural exchange started in the 19th century at Chautauqua Lake, N.Y.

From June 13-17 the Chautauqua tour will bring educational programs for adults and children and musical performances in the evening.

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Educational programs — such as Dan Cutler’s presentation on “Prehistoric Peoples: How Primitive were They?” — are scheduled at community libraries and venues in Clark and Greene counties. The musical performances are set for the evenings in the historic village of Clifton, which straddles the line separating Clark and Greene counties.

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With the theme of “The Natural World,” the event is provided by Ohio Humanities, the state’s nonprofit partner to the National Endowment of the Humanities.

For more information, visit the event's website.

What: Ohio Chautauqua 2017 "The Natural World"

When: June 13-17

Where: Village of Clifton as well as various libraries and venues in Clark and Greene counties

Cost: Free to attend

Why: It's a great way for everyone in the family to learn more about history and culture

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