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Learn something new or something old at Oswego Heritage's monthly lecture series

COURTESY PHOTO  - Marc Browne is the archivist at Oswego Heritage Council. He will deliver the first Chautauqua on First Wednesday lecture Sept. 4. Pictured with him Nancy Niland, executive director of Oswego Heritage Council.

Oswego Heritage Council has renamed its popular First Wednesday Lecture series the Chautauqua on First Wednesday.

Chautauqua was an adult education movement in the United States, highly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, showmen, preachers and specialists of the day.

In that tradition, OHC will present monthly speakers on a wide range of topics.

The first Chautauqua will be held Sept. 4 at Oswego Heritage House and Museum, 398 10th St., in Lake Oswego. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments and the program will begin at 7 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Marc Browne, archivist and historian for OHC. He will share forensic research in the OHC collection. Prepare to be amused, surprised and amazed by the lives of early Oswego citizens and how Browne studied photos, letters and notes in the collection and utilized online resources to solve questions he encounters daily.

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