Tuesday, February 12th at 6 pm—Ken Zurski talks about his newest book, Unremembered
Ken Zurski, author of The Wreck of the Columbia and Peoria Stories, provides a fascinating collection of once famous people and events that are now all but forgotten by time. Using a backdrop of schemes and discoveries, adventures and tragedies, Zurski weaves these figures and the events that shaped them into a narrative that reveals history's many coincidences, connections, and correlations.
We tumble over Niagara Falls in a barrel, soar on the first transcontinental machine-powered flight, and founder aboard a burning steamboat. From an adventurous young woman circumnavigating the globe to a self-absorbed eccentric running for President of the United States, Unremembered brings back these lost stories and souls for a new generation to discover.
Ken's presentation takes us into the lives, celebrates the accomplishments, and highlights the failures of some of these Unremembered figures and explains how the book was conceived and constructed. It's a fascinating trip into forgotten history.
Readers' Favorite writes, "Zurski is a gifted storyteller who makes these forgotten people come to life"
Peoria magazine writes, "[Zurski has] proven himself to be a remarkable historian, storyteller and writer."
February 16 (Saturday) from 10:30 am to Noon—Jenna Wachtveitl of the Alzheimer’s Association will present a class on Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Note that you must register for this class in advance and if enough are not registered, it may be cancelled.
Alzheimer's is not normal aging. It is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Join us to learn about:
- The impact of Alzheimer's
- The difference between Alzheimer's and dementia
- Alzheimer's disease stages and risk factors
- Current research and treatments available to address some symptoms.
- Alzheimer's Association Resources
February 19 (Tuesday) at 6:30 pm—The Life of Hazle Buck Ewing by Toni Tucker, Director of Ewing Cultural Center—We’ve all heard of Ewing Manor and many of us have probably gone to an event there but what do you know about the former owner of the home, Hazle Buck Ewing? We hope you can join us to learn about the life of Hazle, her work to promote peace, and her amazing philanthropy.