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CELEBRATION DATES BACK TO 1800s

Chatauqua Festival Held At Beauvoir

A cultural tradition from the past has re-emerged in Biloxi.

This weekend, Beauvoir celebrated Chatauqua, a celebration of culture, history, and entertainment. Chatauqua started in New York in the 1800s and then became a traveling show including art, music and dancers.

During today's event, visitors got a sample of Native American dancing and foods. They also made arts and crafts and listened to history lecturers.

Beauvoir officials say Chatauqua is intended to provide an educational experience in a way that's fun for the whole family.

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