At the turn of the last century, a popular educational movement began in Chautauqua, New York, and spread across the nation. In towns and cities tents were set up and people came for lectures (often by famous people like Mark Twain or William Jennings Bryan) and concerts, plays, and song-and-dance shows. The movement was called Chautauqua and local headquarters was, for a time, in the Jones Building on Otley Avenue in Perry. This room remembers that time.
The contents of the Chautauqua room are setup to resemble the Chautauquas that took place in tents during that time period. Awning fabric was used to create a canopy over the bed similar to a stage coach shade. Furniture in the room is very rustic, because the Chautauquas started out in outdoor camps. Throughout the rest of the room you'll finding special paintings detailing life during this time period, that were painted by David Kreitzer and Steven Kozar.
- King Bed
- Handicap Accessible
- Adjoins Room 318
- Shower Only