Events

Book signings, programs, and other important dates:

Friday OR Saturday, July 13 OR 14, Texas Theatre, 217 N. Main St., Shamrock, Texas:  
I'll be presenting my program, "Writing Women into Route 66 History," in TEXAS! The program will take place, along with other Route 66 presenters, as part of the "Texas Welcomes the World" festival weekend. I'll update just as soon as I know which date! My program as well as others in the weekend line-up are available to registered attendees of the festival. https://www.texaswelcomestheworld.com

Saturday, July 21, 2:00 pm, McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington, Illinois:
I'll also be presenting my program, "Writing Women into Route 66 History," at the McLean County Museum of History (the magnificent old McLean County Courthouse) as part of "Lincoln's Festival on Route 66!" I'll be in the Governor Fifer Courtroom! This program is open to the public and free of charge. http://www.mchistory.org/participate/events/event.php?event=2018-07-21-lincolns-festival-on-route-66

Monday, September 10, Collinsville Memorial Public Library, 408 W. Main St., Collinsville, Illinois:  
I'll be presenting a program on Route 66 TBA for the Friends of the Collinsville Historical Museum! The public is welcome to attend the program, but the dinner must be reserved in advance from the Collinsville Historical Society. http://collinsvillemuseum.org/friends-of-the-museum.html

Thursday evening, October 11, Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas St., Edwardsville, Illinois:  
I'll be presenting a fun new program about music and musicians associated with Route 66! (The program is so new I don't have a title for it yet!) This is for the Madison County Genealogy Society, but the public is welcome to attend and there is no charge. 

Saturday, October 27, 3:15 pm, Bothwell Auditorium, Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois:
My one-act play about the women of Route 66 will premiere on Saturday afternoon as the last session of the 4th Annual Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference! I'm very excited about this and am already answering questions about obtaining tickets! If you are a registered/paid attendee of the conference, you will receive one play admission ticket with your registration. Single admission tickets to the play only will be available closer to the date on the conference website! http://route66milesofpossibility.com




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

Ariston, Litchfield IL, for the 2017 GTO Nationals cruise group
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
Lebanon-Laclede Library and Route 66 Museum, Lebanon 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
Macoupin County Historical Society, Carlinville 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 Historical Society, Troy IL
Troy Lions Club, Troy IL
Troy Woman's Club, Troy IL
Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls NY
World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival, Collinsville IL