Deep Water in the Tabernacle

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August 13, 2017, 2:00 PM CT

From 1883 to 1914, thousands of people hungry for intellectual and spiritual growth camped in Forest Park during the annual Chautauqua Assembly, a multi-day event that brought renowned speakers from all over the country. However, even the most carefully planned event could be ruined by one element the Assembly could not control: the river. Franklin County Executive Director Deborah Barker will present "Deep Water in the Tabernacle," a free program examining the Chautauqua Assembly's uneasy relationship with the Marais des Cygnes River.

This event is offered in conjunction with the Old Depot Museum's current exhibition, "Crossings: Getting Over, Around and Through Water in Franklin County" on display through August 20.

Old Depot Museum
135 W Tecumseh

Ottawa, KS 66067
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Sponsored by: Franklin County Historical Society / Old Depot Museum

For more information about this event, please contact:
Diana Staresinic-Deane