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50th Vietnam War Commemoration
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Air Force Armament Museum

Faces Never Forgotten Campaign
Preserving Memories of Florida's Fallen Vietnam War Heroes
Listing of Missing Photographs of Florida Panhandle Vietnam War Heroes

Panhandle Historic Preservation Alliance
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Florida Chautauqua Association

The Florida Chautauqua Association is a non-profit organization that presents the Florida Chautauqua Assembly each winter in DeFuniak Springs.

Chautauqua was an educational movement that started on the shores of Lake Chautauqua in New York. It was started by John Heyl Vincent and Lewis Miller who felt that Sunday School was the best forum for improving education, especially in rural areas. The first Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly was in August 1874 and provided education for Sunday School teachers. It grew to include academic subjects, art, music, and physical education.

In August 1884, the Florida Chautauqua Association was formed, and the first Assembly was held in 1885 in DeFuniak Springs. The Association continued to organize the Florida Chautauqua Winter Assembly for 37 seasons. The Florida Chautauqua Assemblies were reborn in 1993, and its sessions are held in various locations throughout historic DeFuniak Springs.

Lakeside Building is the official headquarters of the Florida Chautauqua Association and the annual historic Florida Chautauqua Assembly. The Association purchased the facility in 2013, and it is now being restored with public contributions and assistance. One of its most popular fundraisers, the Haunted Hospital, will open the building to the public during the last two weekends in October. See www.defuniakspringshauntedhouse.com for hours and times.

2017 Florida Chautauqua Assembly:
A Journey into Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society.

Thursday - Sunday, January 26-29
Information and Tickets:
1290 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs


Website: www.floridachautauquaassembly.org