Historical Mark

MarkPresenting2013Welcome to my website.  This is always a work in progress but my hope is that you will find some interesting materials.  Feel free to drop me a note at frenchcopper@hotmail.com

-Mark Walczynski


History Through Eastern Eyes

On March 7, 2014 the Tonica News published an article  about my upcoming program at the Hennepin Library on March 20 entitled Light in the Dark Ages. The article also explored misconceptions about the fall of the Roman Empire and revealed … Continue reading

Ottawa Daily Times front page: “Explore Starved Rock Legend”

On Tuesday March 4, 2014, the Ottawa Daily Times newspaper wrote an article about my upcoming presentation about my book Massacre 1769, The Search for the Origin of the Legend of Starved Rock at the Reddick Mansion in Ottawa, at … Continue reading

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Upcoming events

The French, the Dream, and the Illinois Country

Noon, November 16, 2014: La Salle County Historical Society Heritage Center, Utica, Illinois, for the Annual Meeting  of the La Salle County Historical Society

The Illinois Indians

November 5, 2014 7:00 pm, Auditorium of the Peoria Riverfront Museum, for the Peoria Historical Society, quarterly lecture series, Peoria, Illinois

See entire calendar of talks and events