The 2014 Florida Chautauqua Assembly Attracts Many

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Hundreds gather in Defuniak Springs during the final day of the Chautauqua Assembly.

"Some people call it Disney for the mind," said Christopher Mitchell, the Chautauqua Assembly.

It’s a program celebrating heritage. The exhibit attracts visitors from all across the country, like Dave and Betty Verdon from Menomonie, Wisconsin. A couple that has a love for the past.

"It was very interesting; especially to my wife she's been on the historic commission
in our town," said Dave.

His wife Betty added,” I’m an art teacher and a painter so I love beautiful areas like this, I like the southern history."

The exhibit had everything from civil war re-enactments to frontier settlement camps to the Arbor Day museum.

"It's about life long learning and enrichment, whatever it means to you, we've got it," says Mitchell.

This event allowed various families to share quality time with each other. The assembly lasted four days. This year's theme was "a journey into the world of motion pictures".

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