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Program #1713RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Mr. George Deutsch

A historian whose specialty lies with the Civil War and the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, George Deutsch is the co-founder of several historical organizations including the Erie Maritime Museum. He has taught at Chautauqua since 2005, and is currently writing a book on the untold history of its last year in the Civil War. He has been honored by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and received the Local History Award in 2003 from the Erie County Historical Society.

Dr. Lee Spear

Dr. Lee Spear has enjoyed teaching Road Scholar programs at the Chautauqua Institution for many years. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Dr. Spear began his teaching career at Hamilton College, where he formed a co-ed chorus. He later moved on to Chautauqua County, where he became the artistic director of the Chautauqua Chamber Singers. Today, he shares his love for music as an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Dr. David Kozak

David C. Kozak is the director of the Institute for Policy and Leadership Studies at Gannon University in Erie, Pa. He is also a visiting professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and has lectured on American government and politics in Israel, Australia, Europe, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. Since his arrival at Gannon University, David has given presentations on leadership to numerous military and government institutions, as well as private groups and schools.

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Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Ms. Mary Talbot

Mary Lee Talbot holds a Ph.D. in history and education from Columbia University. Her dissertation was on the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle and its contribution to women's education. A life-long Chautauquan, she is a Presbyteryian minister and currently is working on a history of the Bird Tree and Garden Club at Chautauqua.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
4 Performances


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