Summer Chautauqua Program to begin in Ferryville June 8

The first program in Ferryville, WI’s popular Chautauqua Summer Series is scheduled to be held Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Ferryville’s Village Hall. The hall is located along Hwy. 35, Wisconsin’s Great River Road Scenic Byway, at the south end of the village.

The program for the June 8 presentation will be “Lock and Dam #9” and will be presented by Jay Grimsled and Brian Sipos. They will explain the history, the purpose, and the importance of the lock and dam system to the Mississippi River. Many drive by the Lynxville Lock and Dam frequently, and this June 8 Chautauqua program will provide an opportunity to learn more about it. They will provide information and answer any questions those in attendance might have.

Refreshments will be provided during the event. This program is sponsored by the Ferryville Tourism Council and is the first of three programs scheduled for the summer. July 13 at 6:30 p.m. will be the “History of the Hauge Church” presented by members of the Crawford County Historical Society, and August 10 will be “Native Species Planting” presented by Tim Eisele.

The public is invited to attend one or all three of the scheduled programs.  For any questions, contact Joanne White at 319-240-5692 and leave a message; she will return a call.