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 Jolliet and La Salle Rivalry: A Rivalry for the Establishment of Trade & Colonization in the Illinois Country

Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Sunday February 28, 1:30 pm

Starved Rock: Between the Years 1776 and 1840

March 20, 2016 Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Sunday March 20, 2016, 1:30 pm

See entire calendar of talks and events