A National Historic Landmark Est. 1875

A Chautauqua on Lake Michigan

What's a Chautauqua?

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Bay View's First Assembly Speakers

A  Chautauqua is a cultural, religious, and political education movement that began in the early 1870’s. Today the Chautauqua movement is experiencing a renaissance as people are discovering that lifelong learning and authentic cultural experiences are the keys to living a happy, fulfilling life.

To learn more about the history of the chautauqua movement in the United States, visit the Chatauqua Trail Network web site at: www.chautauquatrail.com

Continuing Bay View’s Legacy
Since 1875, the members and friends of Bay View have given a part of themselves to sustain the Bay View legacy as a Chautauqua. Bay View’s excellence in programming provides opportunities for visitors and residents of northern Michigan to truly enjoy four remarkable elements of the world we live in:  the performing arts, the great outdoors, stimulating lectures for the mind, and spirituality for the soul.