Come listen to the story of the new Cord Automobile, not the 1936 model but the 1966! Wayne McKinley had a dream to recreate the stylish design and sleek look of the first front wheel drive automobile. His son, Steve, will tell you how he accomplished the rebirth of the Cord 810!
Who was the 18th President of the United States? Why we should not take him for Granted. Join us and learn some interesting facts about our neighbor from across the river and from Galena, Illinois. For example, “What was his real name?”
Receiving a gift is always exciting! Receiving the Edd and Violet Kueker gifted collection of more than 3,500 artifacts ranging in size from a military pin to a stagecoach was fantastic and an awesome legacy for Monroe County! The challenge – constructing a facility. Relive the progress and experiences of the numerous volunteers, community and county supporters as the facility grew from a “Pick up Rocks Party” to the “Grand Opening – October 25, 2008”, to our present three gallery facility – Monroe County History Museum’s 10th Anniversary Celebration!
Wesley Black Elk (Lakota) was raised on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations. He comes from a long line of traditional Chiefs, Warriors and Spiritual leaders. His grandfather, Black Elk, fought against the white man at the Little Big Horn and at Wounded Knee Creek. His grandfather was a cousin to Crazy Horse and friends with Sitting Bull, Red Cloud and American Horse. Black Elk traveled all over Europe with Buffalo Bill and once danced for Queen Victoria “Grandmother England”. They traveled all over the world for book signings and ceremonies. He did all this and did not speak English. Wesley Black Elk, son of Wallace Black Elk will speak on the history, traditions and beliefs of the Oglala Sioux nation and explain the meaning and traditions of “Sundance”, the Sweat Lodge, and the Sacred Pipe.
His family has written several books beginning with Black Elk Speaks in 1932. Wesley offers expertise from both: a rich cultural traditional background and his contemporary experience as a public speaker for 20yrs., Veteran-6yrs., and corrections officer-13yrs.
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL. Most people think of Annie as an expert shot with the Wild West Show, but there was so much more to her life than that. She rose from poverty to being world famous, but never lost her Quaker up-bringing. Barbara Kay is a retired high school history teacher, born and raised in St Louis. Her mother’s family was from Maeystown and Fults.