COVER STORY: Florida Chautauqua providing knowledge for 129 years

Published: Friday, January 10, 2014 at 06:38 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The 2014 Florida Chautauqua Assembly in DeFuniak Springs opens Jan. 23. The Rev. Demond Wilson, who portrayed Lamont Sanford on NBC's "Sanford and Son," is the keynote speaker.

Four days of demonstrations, performances and lectures will continue a movement that has quenched regional and national visitors' thirst for knowledge since 1885.


WHAT:2014 Florida Chautauqua Assembly, featuring keynote speaker the Rev. Demond Wilson, living history demonstrations, lectures, performance teas, slideshows and music performances

WHEN: Jan. 23-26

WHERE:Florida Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood and neighboring venues, 1290 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs

TICKETS: Four-day passport is $135, including meals. Individual tickets for some events are available. Outdoor living-history demonstrations are free. Call the Florida Chautauqua Center Inc., 892-7612, or see for more details.

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