Chautauqua Institution

On the Grounds

onthegroundsThe “On the Grounds” section of the Chautauqua Institution website is designed to keep community members informed on the status of Institution projects, major initiatives considered by the Board of Trustees and environmental issues. Also provided is a menu of resources for property owners, including Institution rules and regulations, Architectural Review Board information, Institution staff contact information and FAQ.

“On the Grounds” will continue to provide updates throughout the off-season.

The Off Season Project Updates page is designed to keep Chautauquans informed of the progress on capital projects and maintenance through the off-season.

The ARB Notices/Minutes page is designed to provide Chautauquans with notices and minutes of the Architectural Review Board as they are made available.

The Chautauqua Institution is located in the southwestern corner of New York state. From the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90), take exit 60, turn left onto NY-394/North Portage Street. Continue to follow NY-394. From the Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86/Route 17) – if eastbound, take Exit 7 (Panama/Chautauqua Institution), turn left onto CR-33, then right onto West Lake Road/NY-394.


At its annual end-of-season meeting on Saturday, Aug. 24, Chautauqua Institution’s board of trustees approved revisions to its Architectural and Land Use (ALU) Regulations, which will go into effect on Dec. 1, 2013.

Chautauqua Institution President Thomas M. Becker's off-season letters to property owners provide updates on recent actions by the Board of Trustees as well as other issues impacting the Chautauqua community.