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.

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

January 29, The Rich & Romantic History of Valentines, Wyndham Apartments Heritage Community, Kalamazoo, MI 3:00

January 29, Dating Photographs Through Clothing, Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S. Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI, 7:00 pm

February 1, The Rich & Romantic History of Valentines, Wyndemere, 200 Wyndemere Circle, Wheaton, IL, 1:00 pm.

February 1, The Rich & Romantic History of Valentines, Greenfields, Geneva, IL 4:00 pm

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

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

February 9, Holding for The Rich & Romantic History of ValentinesThe Lodge of Northbrook, 2220 Founders Drive, Northbrook, IL, 2:30 pm.

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

February 12, The Hostess in Chief: Mamie Doud Eisenhower, McHenry Senior Citizens’ Club, McHenry Township Hall 3703 N Richmond Rd, Johnsburg, IL 1:30 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, 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.

February 21, The Hostess in Chief: Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Senior Center, Dickinson Hall, 100 East Old Mill Road, Lake Forest, IL, 1:00 pm. This will be a ticketed event.

February 22, We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818! Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave, Lansing, IL 6:30 pm. The Library will want you to register for this 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, Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise & Fall of Ladies’ Underwear, Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum, Abilene, Kansas 2:00

March 3, Dating Photographs Through Costume, Dickinson County Heritage Center, Abilene, KS, evening

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 10, Little Schoolhouse on the Prairie: 1874, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita, KS, 1:00 pm.

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

March 15, Addison Public Library and Addison Historical Society, Please Call Me Amy, Addison Public Library 3 Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL 7:00

March 16, 3rd Annual Appearance of The Famous & Original Barroom Smasher: Carry A Nation, Joliet Area Historical Museum, 6:00 pm begin at Museum. 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, 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 24, The Hostess in Chief: Mamie Doud Eisenhower, McCormick Mansion, 1S151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL, 3:00 pm

March 25, Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise & Fall of Ladies’ Underwear, American Legion, 132 Main Street, West Chicago, for the West Chicago City Museum 1:00 pm

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 9, We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818!, Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL 7:00 pm

April 12, Holding for Please Call Me Amy, Warrenville Public Library, 7:00 pm

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

April 22, The Famous & Original Barroom Smasher: Carry A Nation, West Chicago City Museum and a Local Tavern Nearby, evening

April 24, Holding for Dating Photographs Through Clothing, Batavia Park District, Lodge at Laurelwood, 6:00 pm

May 7, Holding for We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818! Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut Ave, Western Springs, IL, 7:00 pm. The Library may want you to register for this event.

May 14, Holding for 100 Years Ago on the Homefront: How Families Faced the War to End All Wars, Lake Forest Library, 360 East Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 7:00 pm.

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

June 23, Holding for The Chicago Salmon vs. The Springfield Long Nine, Marbold Farm, Greenview, IL 4:00 pm

June 28, A Brief Double Feature, Jacksonville Public Library, 201 W. College Ave, Jacksonville, IL. Ladies first, Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise & Fall of Ladies’ Underwear at 6:00 pm. Gentlemen bringing up the rear at 7:30 with Cup Check Please: A Scholarly Talk on a Jocular Subject. There will be a brief intermission in the interval between the two programs. The Library will expect you to register for this event.

June 30, The Famous & Original Barroom Smasher: Carry A Nation, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita, KS

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

September 10, Holding for The Hostess in Chief: Mamie Doud Eisenhower, DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 West Prairie Drive, Sycamore, IL luncheon.

September 10, We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818, Sycamore Public Library, 103 East State Street, Sycamore, IL, 6:00 pm. This is a family friendly program. The Library may expect you to register for this event.

September 11, The Hostess in Chief: Mamie Doud Eisenhower, The Ladies Club of Carillon Lakes, Crest Hill, IL

October 11, We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818!, DuPage County Historical Museum and the Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois, DuPage County Museum, 7-9 pm. This will be a ticketed event.

October 19, We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818! Hinckley Public Library District, 100 Maple St, Hinckley, IL 7:00 pm.

November 13, We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818!, Prairie Trails Public Library, 8449 Moody Ave, Burbank, IL, 7:00 pm. The Library will expect you to register for this program, please check back for registration information.

November 14, Happy Birthday to The Hostess in Chief: Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Wood Dale Public Library, 520 Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 7:00 pm

December 3, We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818!, Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy, Evergreen Park, IL, 6:30 pm

December 4, We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818!, Tuesday Book Review Club, Quality Inn & Suites, Bradley, IL luncheon, Party Starts at Noon!

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