Events

Book signings, programs, and other important dates:

Sunday, July 9, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm:  BOOK BOOTH with JOE SONDERMAN www.66postcards.com and JO ANN KARGUS http://www.joannkargus.com at the 19th Annual Catsup Bottle Festival, Woodland Park, Collinsville IL 62234. (This event is always a blast!)

Saturday, July 29, 2:00 pm:  NEW PROGRAM! about the autonomy of women business operators, designers, etc. on historic Route 66, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historic Park, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls NY 13148.

Thursday, August 10, 6:00 pm:  PROGRAM - "Dreams, Designs, and Dastardly Deeds: The Women of Missouri Route 66" at the Lebanon-Laclede Library and Route 66 Museum, 915 S. Jefferson Ave., Lebanon  MO 65536. (This is the evening before Birthplace of Route 66 event begins in Springfield MO.)

Sunday, September 17, 2:00 pm:  NEW PROGRAM! "Adventurers, Crusaders, and Entrepreneurs:  The Women of Illinois Route 66" at the Madison County Historical Society library, 801 N. Main St., Edwardsville IL 62025.

Monday, October 2, 7:00 pm:  NEW PROGRAM! "Adventurers, Crusaders, and Entrepreneurs:  The Women of Illinois Route 66" at the Macoupin County Historical Society Library, 920 W. Breckenridge St., Carlinville IL 62626.

October 19-23, specific day and time TBD:  NEW PROGRAM! "Writing Women into Route 66 History" at the Third Annual Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference, Joliet Area Historical Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet IL 60432.






Programs available for booking:

Route 66 in Illinois - A brief overview of the origins of the famous highway kicks off this fun, informal program. Then, with slides and anecdotes, Jett takes the audience along on a virtual tour of the Illinois stretch of Route 66, including many familiar landmarks along the route.

Route 66 in Madison County - A brief overview of the origins of the famous highway kicks off this fun, informal program. Then, with slides and anecdotes, Jett takes the audience along on a virtual tour of the Madison County stretch of Route 66, including many familiar landmarks along the route.

Historic Crimes of Madison County - From hangings to shootings to a double suicide, Jett recounts the stranger-than-fiction tales of Madison County residents and their violent crimes from the 1890s to the 1950s.

Dreams, Designs, and Dastardly Deeds:  The Women of Missouri Route 66 - From cooks to designers and motel operators to outlaws, award-winning author Cheryl Eichar Jett tells the tales of women along Missouri's 300 miles of Route 66. A slide show accompanies Jett's stories of the women and their contributions to what we celebrate as the culture of Route 66.

Adventurers, Crusaders, and Entrepreneurs:  The Women of Illinois Route 66 - Award-wining author Cheryl Eichar Jett tells the tales of women along the 300 miles of Illinois Route 66. A slide show accompanies Jett's stories of the women and their contributions to what we celebrate as the culture of Route 66.

All programs run 45-60 minutes including Q and A time, unless customized for your group or event, and include slide show requiring either projector and screen or flat-screen monitor/TV.


 
Past programs/appearances:

Atlanta Public Library, Atlanta IL

Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum, Baxter Springs KS
Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, Authors/Artists/Collectors/Associations Expo, Springfield MO
Berwyn Car Show, Berwyn IL
BSR Used Books, Granite City IL
Carlinville Public Library, Carlinville IL, for the Carlinville Writers Guild
Carthage Art Walk, Historic Downtown Carthage MO
Collinsville Memorial Public Library, Collinsville IL, for the Collinsville Historical Society
Crossroads Past and Future International Route 66 Festival, Kingman AZ
Cuba Fest Route 66 Festival, Cuba MO
Delavan Cruise In, Delavan IL, for the Delavan Community Historical Society
Doc's Soda Fountain, Girard IL, for Delta Kappa Gamma Society
East Alton Rotary Club, East Alton IL
Galena Mining and Historical Museum, Galena KS
Glen Carbon Centennial Library, Glen Carbon IL, for "A Plethora of Pens" writing group
Illinois Travel Expo, International Mother Road Route 66 Festival, Springfield IL
Leclaire Parkfest, Edwardsville IL
Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, Hartford IL, for the Lewis and Clark Society
Los Alamos Historical Society, Los Alamos NM
Mackinaw District Public Library, Mackinaw IL
Madison County Farm Bureau, Edwardsville IL
Madison County Genealogical Society, Edwardsville IL
Madison County Historical Society, Edwardsville IL
Main Street Community Center, Edwardsville IL
Marine Historical Society, Marine IL
Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference 2016, Bloomington-Normal IL
Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference 2015, Edwardsville IL
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis MO
Palms Grill Cafe, Atlanta IL, for the Palms Grill Cafe Winter Dinner Program Series
Route 66 Festival, Edwardsville IL
SIUE Lifelong Learning Program, Edwardsville IL
Staunton Public Library, Staunton IL, for the Macoupin County Genealogical Society
Troy Lions Club, Troy IL
Troy Woman's Club, Troy IL