Speakers' Bureau

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Lectures

• One-room schools
• Captain Harley Wayne
• The Grand Army of the Republic
• The Ku Klux Klan in McHenry County
• The Art of War: World War II Posters
• The Art of War: Propaganda Posters and the Great War

Historical impressions/Impersonations

• Hidden History of Abraham Lincoln

PowerPoint Lectures

• Digging Grandma's Privy for family history information
• McHenry County in Prohibition Times
• Using Railroad information to obtain family history material
• McHenry County Railroad History
• Analyzing 19th Century Cabinet Card and "Carte de Visite" photos for family history information
• Researching family history in cemeteries
• A critique of Chicago family history research sites
• Migrating to McHenry County in the 19th century
• Alexander Hamilton: The Man behind the Musical
• Propaganda in the Revolutionary Period
• Marshall Field’s and Chicago
• Women’s Role in Colonial and Antebellum America
• Women in World War II
• The Erane Scully Story: World War II Soviet Prison Camp Survivor
• Propaganda in the Revolutionary Period
• Our Founders and the Constitutional Convention
• The Emancipation Proclamation and Lincoln’s Evolving Views on Slavery
• Christmas Traditions: 1865 America

 

Presentations/reflections

  • The Seneca Ladies Literary Society – Learning and Laughing Together Since 1855. Profiles the oldest women's literary group in America, begun in 1855 in Seneca Township near Woodstock, Ill.
  • We Sang! We Danced! A Musical History of McHenry County

  * Includes use of piano and accordion

 

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