Literature & Libations with Author Susan Kelsey

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Crest Hill Branch
Meeting Room A/B

Event Details

Join us for an evening with local author Susan L. Kelsey from Lake Forest, Illinois. Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine, beer or non alcohol beverage option, along with tasty treats, while Susan L. Kelsey talks about her book Billy Caldwell (1780-1841): Chicago and the Great Lakes Trail soon a documentary to be available in 2024, The Negotiator: Billy Caldwell 2024. Billy Caldwell traveled from Old Fort Niagara, through Amherstburg, Ontario; Detroit, Chicago and to his final resting place, Council Bluffs, Iowa. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience and book signing.

A short film, Uncovering History: The Role of Billy Caldwell in Potawatomi Treaty-Making is currently showing at film festivals in 2023-2024.

Susan L. Kelsey was inspired by her mother and grandmother (both pilots) to enjoy history and adventure. By telling the story about family history and stories about the community we live in, we can begin to understand the place we call home.

Registration is required. Registrants must be 21 years or older. IDs will be checked at the door.

Event Type(s): Adult
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Susan Kelsey
Yumarys Polanco-Miller
(815) 552-4280

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