The Walworth County Historical Society will bring back local historian, Jim Gibbons for a series of programs.

All four of the programs will be held on Thursdays at 3 p.m. at Heritage Hall in Elkhorn.

The first program, slated for July 18, is titled “The Mighty Mississippi River.” It will feature Gibbons presenting historical facts about the mighty river and its influence on our everyday lives. From times of economic prosperity, to war, to economic disaster, the people of the United States are allied with this fickle partner for survival.

The Sept. 19 program will highlight the life of Alexander Hamilton. Gibbons will take you on the roller-coaster life of one of America’s most talked about founding fathers. He will follow his life as a revolutionary soldier, statesman, scandal and tragic death.

On Oct. 17, Gibbons brings the story of “The Iron Lady” – Margaret Thatcher. Attendees will hear of Thatcher’s struggle to prevail in a time of recession and high unemployment and how her policies and leadership still have a strong impact on today’s politics.

The last program is “The Life of Lincoln” and will be presented Nov. 21. Gibbons will discuss Lincoln’s personal life as a father, husband, and son as well as his life a president, leader of one of the bloodiest wars in the United States’ history, The Civil War and his tragic assassination.

Gibbons is a Marengo, Ill. resident and historian, and has made a name for himself teaching the importance of history. Using his passion for strong knowledge of history, Gibbons offers riveting presentation of programs of life in the past and present, according to the Walworth County Historical Society.

Heritage Hall is at 103 E. Rockwell St. in Elkhorn. There is no admission charge but donations would be gratefully accepted.

For more information go to the Society’s’ website at, email, or follow the Society on Facebook.


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