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The Glen Echo Park--Supplementary Resources

Glen Echo Park: Center for Education and Recreation
examines the history of one site and how it became a national park. Below are materials for further exploration of the subjects this lesson considers.

Glen Echo Park
Glen Echo Park is a unit of the National Park System. The site's web pages offers visitor information and provides information about the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture Inc.

History of Glen Echo
Deborah Lange's History of Glen Echo at provides a detailed look at the background of Glen Echo Park, especially its alliance with the National Chautauqua Association and its days as an amusement park.

Library of Congress: American Memory Collection
Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century

The digital collection Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century comprises publicity brochures, promotional advertisements and flyers for lecturers, teachers, preachers, statesmen and politicians, actors, singers and opera stars, glee clubs and concert companies, magicians, whistlers and other performers who traveled the circuits at the beginning of the 20th century. The brochures are drawn from the Redpath Chautauqua Collection, which is housed at the University of Iowa Libraries.

Chautauqua Association
The Chautauqua Association gives a look into the movement that started Glen Echo Park and also provides information about the many current cultural events taking place at the Chautauqua Institution.

National Amusement Park Historical Association
The National Amusement Park Historical Association provides a history of the industry, including the rise of electric traction (trolley) companies, which resulted in the amusement park boom.

We Shall Overcome
To learn more about the Civil Rights Movement visit We Shall Overcome. This web page provides a detailed history of the movement and the national historic sites associated with civil rights.



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