The first Chautauqua was well attended with nearly 200 people seated under the big tent.
President Lincoln - Master of Ceremony
Troy Straham of Olathe, portrays President Lincoln and is the MC for the 2017 Chautauqua.
Jerika Hope of Palco reads from her journal as she portrays first historian, Lulu Craig.
Len Shamber of Damar, portraying Dr. Newth describes victims of the 1887 prairie fire.
Nicodemus Blues Baseball Player
Reggie Jordan portrays Freddie Switzer as he describes the home run hit thrown by Satchel Paige, Negro Baseball League pitching giant.
Dancing during the musical interlude.
Sheila Plummer and Roy Acheson were inspired to entertain the audience with a waltz during one of the musical intermissions.
Nicodemus performers (l-r): Angela Bates, Leroy Walz, Gil Alexander, Heather Alexander, Victor Williams, JohnElla Holmes, Tyrone, Lauryn and LueCreasea Horne, Jerika Hopes, Roy Acheson, Daniel Moore, Berrie Tompkins, Lin Shamber, Steve Jones, Reggie Jordan.
Nicodemus New Old Timers
The Nicodemus New Old Timers, Todd Toman, Kenna and Joe Vincent, all of Hill City, provide musical interludes throughout the day performances.