Chautauqua at Silt Historical Park shows off old time living |

Chautauqua at Silt Historical Park shows off old time living

Mary Mauz of Silt Mesa spins sheep wool into yarn during the Silt Historical Park’s Chautauqua event on Friday, May 9. Mauz said she has been spinning yarn since she was 50 years old.
Mike McKibbin/The Citizen Telegram |

SILT – Historic buildings, farming and ranching equipment, yarn spinning and cooking in an old-time kitchen were among the attractions at the Silt Historical Park’s annual Chautauqua on Friday, May 9.

Chautauqua was a popular educational movement in the late 19th to early 20th centuries that focused on entertainment and culture through speakers, teachers, musicians and others.

The Silt event included story tellers and demonstrators of what life was like in the area in the early 1900s, with several participants dressed in period clothes.

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