John Vincent


Unknown Unknown 1100.2021.3201.jpg Days Past Collection B&W 1100-2021-3201 1100.2021.3201 Print 5x7 Media c. 1892 Reproduction rights are not available. Owned by another institution.


Portrait of Bishop John Heyl Vincent, founder of the Chautauqua Institution. The organization was founded in 1874 at a Methodist revival camp on Lake Chautauqua near Jamestown, New York. The Chautauqua Institution encouraged distance education and attempted to show people how best to use their leisure time than drinking or gambling.

In September 1892 Bishop Vincent came to Prescott, which was hosting the annual Arizona Territory conference of the Methodist Episcopal churches. His mission was to preside over the meeting, dedicate the local Methodist Episcopal Church, and spread information about the Chautauqua Idea.

Photo Courtesy of Bridwell Library Special Collections, Southern Methodist University.


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