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Camp Meetings & Chautauquas – America’s 19th Century Back to Nature Movement

Robert J. Wise, Jr.

June 6 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

7 PM  Reception, 7:30 PM Lecture

People may know the well-known camp meetings and Chautauquas – Oak Bluff, MA, Ocean Grove, NJ and Chautauqua NY. But did you know there are several in Southeast Pa? And that most share a communal plan around a central green and meeting hall, surrounded by cabins that were often originally tents? Many camp meetings were started by the Methodists in the mid-19th century, such as Con-cord and Chester Heights Camp Meetings in Delaware County. Perkasie Camp Meeting, in Bucks Co. was non-denominational. Mt. Gretna, near Hershey, started as a Chautauqua; a camp meeting was then built next to it.

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Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

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Devon, PA 19333
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