Quotation by Katharine Fullerton Gerould

... for twenty years ... to speak of culture has meant that one did not have it. The only people who have talked about it have been the people who have thought you could get it at Chautauquas.
Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 4 (1920).

"Chautauquas" were adult summer courses and lectures in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Beginning in the late 1800s, they were organized commercially in 1912 and were successful for many years; they began to decline ca. 1924.
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