WWII General George Patton

Old Miners Days 2015 


‚Äč  Visits History Alive...Chautauqua 

It’s an annual tradition in Big Bear Valley during Old Miners Days! For the sixteenth consecutive year, the Friends of the Big Bear Valley Library will again present the annual Chautauqua program. This community service program invites the public to enjoy this significant chapter in history.

In keeping with the Chautauqua theme of portrayal of a historical character, the well known WWII General George Patton has been selected.  Portrayed by Stan Wolcott, a Big Bear Lake resident, he has portrayed this role for 25 years at the Patton Museum at Chiriaco Summit as well as many other civic and historical venues throughout Southern California. Wolcott attended as General Patton at the 65th D-Day Anniversary in France.  He is recognized as one of the most accurate and realistic Patton impersonators in the United States.

The General George Patton Chautauqua presentation will be Saturday July 25th, beginning at 7:00 P.M. The event will take place across the street from the Big Bear Valley Library at Summit Christian Fellowship Church. Reservations are not necessary, although it’s suggested to arrive early to the popular event. 

The Friends of the Big Bear Valley Library welcomes Chautauqua guests to the reception following the program, at the Library, located at 41930 Garstin Drive in   Big Bear Lake.  

For information call 909-866-5571.