Upcoming Events
Ghost Stories and Strange Happenings

For those who enjoy hearing a good ghost story, haunting or true life encounter with the unexplained,
local author and paranormal investigator Larry Wilson will be speaking
at The Christian County Genealogical Society’s Annual meeting
to be held at the Christian County Historical grounds
Sunday afternoon Nov. 2 at 1:30.
 Larry will be speaking on some of the most haunted and mysterious places
in Christian County and the Midwest. He will be taking you on a journey into
the unexplained at locations such as
Illinois’ Williamsburg Hill Cemetery in Shelby County and Anderson Cemetery in Christian County. 
Larry is a paranormal investigator, author and independent film maker based in central Illinois. 
Larry has written a number of books on hunting’s and unexplained paranormal activity.
The program is free and open to the public.
The Historical museum is located near the intersection of Illinois Routes 29 & 48 next to Super 8 Motel.

Save the Date for Orphan Train Talk

in Assumption, IL

Thursday, October 30th at 7pm the Assumption Historical Society guest speaker, Tammy Wilson of North Carolina.  
Tammy will give an engaging talk  at the Assumption Bromwell Lodge
sharing her research on the Orphan Train phenomenon of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  

During this time, over 150,000 homeless New York City children were transported
to new homes across the USA and Canada via trains.

Tammy's maternal great-grandmother was one of them.
Originally from Shelbyville,Tammy's mother Enid McKinley McElroy was Opal Potter's sister.

To accommodate this talk, our regular October Historical Society meeting will be held that same evening
at the Bromwell Lodge at 6:30pm before the 7pm talk. This special program is free and open to the public. 





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