An update on the state of Chautauqua's beloved amphitheater.
The full content is available in the Summer 2015 Issue.
In the 1920s, a fire ravaged Gowanda and left only a pile of rubble where its grand Opera House once stood. The community was devastated, but a local businessman was waiting in the wings to construct its next great movie playhouse.
Curator Lenora Henson offers an insider’s view of recent efforts to restore the landscape surrounding the Wilcox house to that which greeted Theodore Roosevelt at his presidential inauguration in 1901.
The restoration of Shea's entrance façade is more than an embellishment. It will be an important symbolic transformation.