The theme for the 2017 Hosmer-Williams Lecture Series is local history—local, local, local, to build on Tip O’Neill’s maxim that “all politics are local.” The series is underwritten by Liberty Bank of Godfrey, Illinois. Historic Elsah Foundation is grateful for the support of Liberty Bank over the last several years.

Cemeteries, Public and Private, in Our Midst

Beth McGlasson, Vice President of the Jersey County Historical Society
March 23, 2017, 7:30 PM

The Chautauqua Fire of 1957

Betsy Dugan, long time resident of the New Piasa Chautauqua community
May 25, 2017, 7:30 PM

History and Geography of Pere Marquette State Park

Richard Keating, retired Botany professor from SIUE, staff of the Missouri Botanical Garden
September 21, 2017, 7:30 PM

The Completion of the Great River Road

Scott Adams, local real estate developer, resident of the riverside Chautauqua community
November 16, 2017, 7:30 PM

Contra Dances

7 pm at Farley Music Hall.  The caller will provide instructions for each dance.  The bands are announced each month.  All skill levels and ages are welcome.  This is a family friendly event.  There is a fee of $6.00 per person at the door to pay the band.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 – Contra Dance

Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Contra Dance

Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Contra Dance

Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Contra Dance