The Homestead Dulcimers club entertained attendees before
Mark Twain introduced General Grenville Dodge.
|Major-General Grenville Dodge|
George Washington Carver took the stage the second night.
Threatening weather moved the tent to the Beatrice High School two nights, Wednesday and Friday.
Standing Bear and Mark Twain on the stage of the stand-in tent at Beatrice High School.
The Red Eagle Dancers from the Lincoln, NE Indian Center, Inc. greeted and danced with the audience before Standing Bear shared his story.
Laura Ingalls Wilder and Mark Twain just before her evening performance. The Southeast Community College's After the Storm entertained before Mrs. Wilder took the stage.
Willa Cather declined to be photographed but she did enjoy Mrs. Wilder's story as Betty Jean Steinshouer. The Palmer-Epard cabin can be seen in the background.
The Young Chautauquans, led by Ann Birney and Joyce Thierer of Ride into History, took the stage Friday night.
The audience gave Mark Twain a Chautauqua thank you at program end on Friday waving white fans in unison. The fans emulated the the original practice of waving white hankies whenever a Chautauquan pleased (or displeased) the audience.
A big thank you to the many sponsors that made The Beatrice Chautauqua possible!