Chautauqua event Saturday at Dangberg Historic Park

Mary Ann Jung

Mary Ann Jung

A workshop and performance by award winning actress and Smithsonian scholar Mary Ann Jung is 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Dangberg Historic Park.

The workshop is open to ages 14 years and older for those interested in learning to be a Chautauquan, or honing their skills.

The workshop and will include a presentation on the history and influence of the origins of the Chautauqua movement by Debbe Nye, as well as interactive instruction by Jung.

Jung has appeared on CNN, Today Show, and Good Morning America, and portrays several nationally known historic figures. The workshop fee is $50 and includes entry to all ticketed Dangberg Chautauqua events in 2023. Advance registration is required. More information about registration can be found at

Jung will portray Rosie the Riveter 1-2 p.m. Saturday, honoring America's World War II home front heroes. She will perform through the eyes of Rose Leigh Monroe who worked at the largest aircraft factory in the world, Willow Run in Michigan.
This season's Chautauqua programs are all funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities.
"Chautauqua has become very popular here at Dangberg Historic Park," said Park Event Manager Kim Harris. "Our audiences seem to really enjoy being able to step back in time and meet the real historic figure in person."
Space in the performance tent is limited, and advance purchase of Chautauqua tickets is recommended. For a complete list of upcoming Chautauquans during the Dangberg Summer Festival, visit
Visitors should bring their own lawn chair or other seating for all events, and only genuine service animals are allowed. Guests are welcome to bring snacks and libations, as no food or beverages will be available.


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