August 1884, the Florida Chautauqua Association was formed,
and the first Assembly was held in 1885 in DeFuniak Springs. The Association continued
to organize the Florida Chautauqua Winter Assembly for 37 seasons.
The Florida Chautauqua Assemblies were reborn in 1993, and its
sessions are held in various locations throughout historic DeFuniak
Lakeside Building is the official headquarters of the Florida Chautauqua Association and the annual historic Florida Chautauqua Assembly. The Association purchased the facility in 2013, and it is now being restored with public contributions and assistance. One of its most popular fundraisers, the Haunted Hospital, will open the building to the public during the last two weekends in October. See www.defuniakspringshauntedhouse.com for hours and times.
A Journey into Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society.
Thursday - Sunday, January 26-29
Information and Tickets:
1290 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs