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Mount Gretna in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Pennsylvania Chatauqua

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
1. The Pennsylvania Chatauqua Marker
Inscription. One of over 200 Chautauquas created as part of a late 19th , early 20th C. movement that began in 1874 at Lake Chatauqua, NY. It grew to include many programs in the arts, sciences and religion and sought to educate people of all social standings. The PA Chautauqua opened here in 1892 on land that was later purchased from industrialist Robert Coleman; over time a number of public buildings were constructed to further its mission.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 14.897′ N, 76° 28.276′ W. Marker is in Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on Mount Gretna Road (Pennsylvania Route 117). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon PA 17042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cornwall Iron Furnace (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mount Hope Estate & Grubb Mansion (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cornwall Furnace (approx. 3.7 miles away); Cornwall Banks (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Cornwall Furnace (approx. 3.8 miles away);
The Pennsylvania Chatauqua Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
2. The Pennsylvania Chatauqua Marker
Grubb's First Forge (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lebanon County (approx. 6.3 miles away); Courthouse Lampposts and Courthouse Bell (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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