The Alumni Association of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle was founded in 1893 as the Society of the Hall in the Grove to encourage graduates to pursue lifelong learning by offering several postgraduate degrees, beginning with the Guild of the Seven Seals, while celebrating class spirit and individuality.

We still need your help to publish Chautauqua's Heart; supporters at Bronze ($500), Silver ($1,000) and Gold ($3,000+) levels will be honored on an honor roll plaque inside Alumni Hall.

President's Note

“Even with all the developments within the electronic world, people still love to read good books ..”


Classes volunteer projects enable them to discover the work of the Alumni Association .. see what you can do today!

Buy a Brick

To date, over 380 bricks grace the front walkway of the historic Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall. Get yours here! Save & Exit

Alumni Hall

First virtual auction a success!

Your bids, donations, & enthusiasm raised more than $2,750 for student and teacher scholarships. 2021 planning is underway! (see below) To help support this mission, donate here.

Seeking: Auction Items for 2021

Cleaning out in the off season? Save your auction-worthy items (think: antiques, furniture, art, home goods, jewelry,, CHQ memorabilia) to benefit scholarships. We pick up! Email: or call: 716.357.2191 (Caroline Young) or 734.546.5955 (Pat McDonald).

Chautauqua's Heart

From Chautauquan Mary Lee Talbot comes the first complete history of CLSC. Back in stock and available at theĀ  Bookstore. Or buy here and skip the lines.

Pay Your Dues

Haven't payed this year? Ante up! Our form is here ~ or just save time and become a life member today.

CLSC Online

We now have the power to record and keep personal CLSC reading lists online. To sign up, click here.

Historic Banners Catalogue

Dynamic mother/daughter duo Becky (2000) and Helen (2015) Habenicht have been photographing our inestimable banner collection, which dates back to 1874. See them here.

Let's Make a Date

We cannot wait: the link to the 2020 season's calendar is here.

2017 CLSC Book Picks Are At the Bookstore!

2017 Titles Full CLSC Booklist