The Pontiac Chautauqua programs ran from 1898 to 1929. We are fortunate to have many documents and photographs from the Pontiac Chautauqua Assemblies. The Pontiac Public Library has the most complete collection of printed materials, programs, and other paper artifacts related to the Chautauqua.
1914 Chautauqua Program Cover
Hand-Drawn Map of Pontiac Chautauqua Grounds
Survey Crew at Buck's Pasture - soon to be site of Chautauqua Assembly
Entrance Gates at Chautauqua
Early Photo of Pavilion
1920's Era Photo of Pavilion - Note the more substantial columns.