Save the Amphitheater, Don't Demolish It
Save AND Improve the Amp!
For more than three years the Chautauqua Institution stated that it was pursuing a “rehabilitation" and “upgrade plan" that would improve our historic Amphitheater. The Amp has been referred to as the “sacred space" and “beating heart" of a community where the core of American life and ideals have been shaped for more than 120 years.
In fact, the Amp will be demolished (save for the organ loft) beginning in 2016 and completed in 2018. Our historic treasure will be no more, replaced by a new $41.5 million replica.
This controversial plan is wrong and unnecessary.We must stop the Amp's demolition and develop an improvement plan that also preserves its historic integrity.
We can do that with your help!
Please join with
other in the Chautauqua community and regional historic preservation
organizations by signing this online
petition to the Chairman of the Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees.
To view the updated list of ALL signators, go to www.savetheamp.org and click "Read Petition Comments."
Thanks you for your support!