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What draws us to a subject?  Where we lose ourselves in time and thought?  When we get lost down a path of knowledge and feel so passionate about it, we think about it all the time?


Following Chief Sauganash was that subject for me.  I lived on his Chicago Reserve and was intrigued with who the man was, what motivated him, what was he passionate about in his life and why did he make the choices he made?


Following him gave me answers to my own life, inspired me to search for the truth and better understand his life, our community and the world we live in. 


Since 1993, I have been following Billy Caldwell and in the process learned about diversity, family, community and love.  


Since then I’ve enjoyed researching and learning about the communities we live in and the people that make them.  Cheers, Susan 


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American Author, Susan L. Kelsey

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Author and historian Susan L. Kelsey writes about Midwest history, Native American journey's and the communities we live in.  

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Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

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Curious about local history?  Come join Susan at an upcoming event.  

Fall, 2020

Lake Forest Library Presentation

All day

Lake Forest, IL

Fall, 2020

Lake Forest Library Presentation

All day

Lake Forest, IL

October, 2020

Book presentation at the Chicago Irish Heritage Center

7pm - 8pm

Chicago, IL

October, 2020

Book presentation at the Chicago Irish Heritage Center

7pm - 8pm

Chicago, IL

Fall, 2020

DAR Presentation: Billy Caldwell - Chief Sauganash (1780-1841)

1 pm - 10pm

Lake Forest, Illinois

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Fall, 2020

DAR Presentation: Billy Caldwell - Chief Sauganash (1780-1841)

Presentation to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) North Shore Chapter.  Contact Susan to RSVP.  

1 pm - 10pm

Lake Forest, Illinois

TBD

Lake Bluff History Museum presentation

7pm

North Shore Distillery, Lake Bluff, IL

Event Details

TBD

Lake Bluff History Museum presentation

A local presentation on Native American history and the new release of  Billy Caldwell (1780-1841) Chicago and the Great Lakes Trail book. 

7pm

North Shore Distillery, Lake Bluff, IL

Completed

LIVE Podcast: Authors on the Air

6pm

LIVE Podcast

Completed

LIVE Podcast: Authors on the Air

6pm

LIVE Podcast

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