Schedule

All dates below are for the current year, past events are dropped from the calendar. Ellie is happy to receive inquiries about her schedule.  Most presentations are open to the public, some libraries will require registration but will not charge a fee.  It is always wise to contact the venue directly which is why Ellie puts all the addresses in. If a ticket is required for an event the link for purchasing tickets will be in the calendar entry unless it is so far in the future that they have not set up ticketing yet. Please check back, as we will be revising and updating the calendar frequently.

September 27, Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise & Fall of Ladies’ Underwear, Four Silos, Questers, Inverness Golf Club, 9:30 am

September 30,  The Famous & Original Barroom Smasher: Carry A Nation, The Moorings of Arlington Heights, 1:00 pm

October 1, Regretting Mr. Wright: Mamah Tells Her Own Story, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct, Schaumburg, IL 1:00 pm. Click here for ticketing information.

October 3, The Hostess in Chief: Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Highland Park Women’s Club, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL, 1:00 pm

October 8, A Brief Double Feature: Speaking of Unmentionables & Cup Check Please together at Elgin Aria Historical Society 360 Park St. Elgin IL. Ladies first at 2:00 pm, gentlemen bringing up the rear to follow.

October 14, Regretting Mr. Wright: Mamah Tells Her Own Story, Laurent House, Rockford, IL, two seatings; 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Tours of either the Laurent House or the Belvedere Cemetery will be part of the ticket price. 

October 15,  The Hostess in Chief: Mamie Doud Eisenhower, BJBE Post Carpool Club, B’Nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL. Event begins with social time at 4:30, performance at 5:15, dinner to follow. If you are not a member of this congregation but wish to attend please contact Ellie and she will try to arrange it for you.

October 17, Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise & Fall of Ladies’ Underwear, AAUW Gurnee, Gurnee Police Dept Community Room, 7:30 pm

October 18th, Holding for 100 Years Ago on the Homefront: American Families Face the War to End All Wars, Genoa Public Library, afternoon

October 26, Pride & Prejudice & Persistence: Zombies Will Not Die, Manteno Public Library, 6:30 pm

October 27, Holding for 1950s Tasting History Cocktail Party, Kankakee Country Club, 6-8 pm. This will be a ticketed event.

November 5, 100 Years Ago on the Homefront: How American Families Faced the War to End All Wars, Joliet Area Historical Museum 204 Ottawa, Joliet, 1:00 pm

November 7, Holding for ‘Round the World on a Penny, The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, IL, luncheon at noon, performance to follow, 

November 8, 100 Years Ago on the Homefront: How American Families Faced The War to End All Wars, Antioch Women’s Club, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 24300 West Grass Lake Road, Antioch, IL 1:00 pm

November 9, 100 Years Ago on the Homefront: How American Families Faced the War to End All Wars, The Lodge of Northbrook, 2220 Founders Drive, Northbrook, IL, 2:30 pm.

November 12, 100 Years Ago on the Homefront: How American Families Faced The War to End All Wars, Century Memorial Chapel, Naper Settlement, Naperville 4:00 pm

November 14, 100 Years Ago on the Homefront: How American Families Faced the War to End All Wars, Lake Bluff Women’s Club, Grace United Methodist Church, 244 East Center, Lake Bluff, IL luncheon

November 16, 100 Years Ago on the Homefront: How American Families Faced the War to End All Wars, GreenFields of Geneva, 0N801 Friendship Way, Geneva, IL 2:00 pm 

November 17, 100 Years Ago on the Homefront: How American Families Faced The War to End All Wars, Cantigny Park Visitor’s Center, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL noon

November 20, Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise & Fall of Ladies’ Underwear, Market Square Questers, Lake Forest, IL, 1:00. This is a private club event but if you are interested in attending or in becoming a Quester please contact Ellie and she will put you in touch with the proper party.

December 3, The Hostess in Chief: Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Joliet Area Historical Museum, 1:00 pm.

January 18, Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise & Fall of Ladies’ Underwear, Lake Bluff Public Library 125 East Scranton Avenue, Lake Bluff, IL 1:30 pm. This is a free event but the Library would like you to register by phoning 847.234.2540.

January 28, Holding for The Rich & Romantic History of Valentines, Kalamazoo Valley Museum 1:30 pm

February 1, The Rich & Romantic History of Valentines, Geneva Public Library District 127 James St, Geneva , IL, 7:00 pm

February 8, Holding for the Rich & Romantic History of Valentines, Des Plaines History Museum 1:30 pm

February 11, the Rich & Romantic History of Valentines, Palos Heights Public Library 12501 S 71st Street, Palos Heights, IL, 2:00 pm

February 13, The Rich & Romantic History of Valentines, Lake Bluff Public Library, 125 East Scranton Avenue, Lake Bluff, IL 1:30 pm. This is a free event but the Library would like you to register by phoning 847.234.2540.

February 16, 2018, A Hundred Years Ago on the Homefront: How American Families Faced The War to End All Wars, Sycamore Historical Museum, 333 Waterman, Sycamore, IL 7:00 pm, this will be a ticketed event.

Kansas Road Trip March 3-14. If you are in the State of Kansas and you wish to book an appearance during this time period please contact Ellie at 312.771.2400. No Chicago area appearances until after March 17.

March 3, Holding for Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise & Fall of Ladies’ Underwear, Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum, Abilene, Kansas 2:00

March 4, Holding for Dating Photographs Through Costume, Dickinson County Heritage Center, Abilene, KS, 7:00 pm

March 6, Holding for The Famous & Original Barroom Smasher: Carry A Nation, The R Bar 105 S Factory and other venues in Enterprise Kansas, 7:00 pm

March 13, Holding for Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise & Fall of Ladies’ Underwear, Wilson County Historical Society, Fredonia, KS 7:00 pm

March 16, 3rd Annual Appearance of The Famous & Original Barroom Smasher: Carry A Nation, Joliet Area Historical Museum and Tin Roof Tavern, 6:00 pm begin at Museum, march to tavern for smashing at about 7:00 pm. This will be a ticketed event.

March 19, Pride & Prejudice & Persistence: Zombies Just Won’t Die, Mather’s More Than a Cafe Portage Park, 3235 N. Central, Chicago, 12:30.

March 20, Holding for The Hostess in Chief: Mamie Doud Eisenhower, The Little Traveler, Geneva, 9:30 am. This will be a ticketed event and is expected to sell out.

March 27, 100 Years Ago on the Homefront: How American Families Faced the War to End All Wars, Oakton Community College Emeritus Series, Skokie Location, 1:00 pm. Registration will be required

March 29, The Famous & Original Barroom Smasher: Carry A Nation, Batavia Depot Museum, 155 Houston Street, Batavia, IL and several taverns in town. This will be a ticketed event.

April 7, AAUW Crystal Lake Branch, program TBD, Crystal Lake Country Club, luncheon

April 20, Holding for The Hostess in Chief: Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Keenagers, South Park Church, Park Ridge, IL 6:30 pm. This is a church club event but all are welcome. Please contact Ellie for information on attending, there is always a wonderful dinner before the event and good fellowship after.

April 22, The Famous & Original Barroom Smasher: Carry A Nation,  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1015 Winthrop, Joliet, IL 1:00

May 17, Regretting Mr. Wright: Mamah Tells Her Own Story, First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield, 824 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL 11:00 am luncheon with program to follow

June 4, Holding for The Hostess in Chief: Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Westminster Presbyterian Homes 10:30 am

August 17, Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise & Fall of Ladies’ Underwear, Sun City Huntley Lifelong Learning, 10:00 am.

February 9, The Rich & Romantic History of Valentines, Sun City Huntley, Lifelong Learning, 10:00 am