Author Cynthia Ogorek will be signing her new local book: Along the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Rail Line March 3rd at the LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau from 2-4pm.
Since 2003, her company, The Public Historian, has promoted history through writing, tours, seminars and exhibits throughout the Calumet Region of Illinois and Indiana. Prior to starting The Public Historian, Ms. Ogorek was Director of the Matteson Historical Museum for six years and Director of Public relations for a retirement home where she established an archives and museum collection. She served on the boards of several historical organizations and helped to found the Calumet City Historical Society Museum. A native of the region, Ms. Ogorek was born in Hammond, Indiana and grew up in Calumet City, Illinois. She had a classical education balanced between the humanities and science culminating in a Master of Arts in History from Purdue University - Calumet. Ms. Ogorek is the author of three major books from Arcadia Publishing: "The Lincoln Highway around Chicago, "Along the Calumet River" and "Along the Chicago South Shore &