PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogical Society will host Mark Walczynski on the topic of “The Grand Village of the Illinois Indians” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Society library, 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Walczynski is an author on the topic of Franco-Native American history of the Starved Rock area of the Illinois Country and western Great Lakes region during the 17th century. He is a published author, researcher and educator in journals such as The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Le Journal, and the Journal of Michigan’s French-Canadian Heritage Society. He is retired from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and has taught history, philosophy and criminal justice courses at Illinois Valley Community College. He is currently Starved Rock State Park historian.
For questions about this program, call the BCGS library during its hours of operation, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.