PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogy Society has announced the speaker for the final meeting of the year will be Brian “Fox” Ellis, an author, historian, storyteller, actor and naturalist. This event is sponsored by the Illinois Humanities, which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Illinois General Assembly. BCGS is grateful for their support in providing this speaker.
As he performs for the audience in costume, Ellis will take on the roles of two early Illinois figures and bring to life Illinois history leading up to its statehood. The title, “Exploring Two Faces of Illinois’s History: A Conversation with Territorial Governor Ninian Edwards and Pottawatomie Chief Goma,” promises to bring to life key events based on actual speeches by these two early leaders.
This free program, which is open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Society library at 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. This will be a combined meeting for the months of November and December. The election of officers for 2019 will occur also at this meeting.
The research library will be closed for the holidays from the close of day on Friday, Dec. 14, until reopening on Thursday, Jan. 3, to permit the volunteers a holiday break.
For further information, contact BCGS during regular hours of operation, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, or the first Saturday of each month, during the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or stop by to visit.