Providing History-based Programs, Historical Research & Consulting Services to Individuals, Libraries, & Small Organizations
Marion, Iowa 52302
Get your Programs to Go!
Virtual or In-Person Presentations
Are you looking for an out-of-the-ordinary program for your organization or club? Do you simply have a group of individuals who are interested in a particular topic or theme, but can't find a program that isn't boring, or just a repeat of the same old thing? We can help!
Developed by historian and educator Kathy Wilson, Programs to Go! is a hit with libraries, museums, and other organizations across Iowa as well virtual locations around the country. Her programs feature professional presentations on topics in women's history, general history, literature, and pop culture. Check out our titles; you'll quickly realize Programs to Go! is nothing like the history you had in school. Don't see a topic about which you'd like to learn more? Drop us a note -- Kathy is open to creating programs on other topics that may be more suited to your group's needs.
Each 90-minute program includes a Power Point presentation and discussion suitable for older teen and adult audiences,
Kathy is available to present any of her programs virtually via your organization's Zoom account. This gives the host the ability to control program access and monitor participants, allowing Kathy to focus on her presentation. The cost for virtual programs is $150 each.
Kathy's programs can be adapted to a variety of settings. Don't have equipment? No worries, she brings her own laptop and projector; all you need is a space in which to host your program and a bare wall where she can show slides.
The cost for a Programs to Go! presentation is $150 for locations within 50 miles of Marion, Iowa, or $100 plus round-trip mileage for all other locations, as well as accommodations when necessary. Please note, however, rates for custom programs may vary. Our low fee and separate expenses are designed to encourage collaboration: when two or more locations book a program either the same or adjacent days, sharing mileage (and hotel charges, when necessary) can result in substantial savings, though $150 is our minimum charge.
Historian Kathy Wilson presents Downstairs at Downton to an attentive audience in Perry, IA
Read what people are saying about Programs to Go!
. . . absolutely one of the best programs in the last 15 years at our new library.
--Mary Barnett Memorial Library,
Kathy keeps everyone's attention with her skillful blend of facts and story telling.
--Benton County Historical Society
Insightful & educational, Kathy brings history to life in a unique way that makes learning easy and enjoyable.
Ms. Wilson delivers a well-organized, entertaining program, demonstrating her thorough knowledge of the topic. We will have her back again!
--Cedar Rapids Area Genealogy Library
Kathy's program was outstanding! She is entertaining as well as knowledgeable, and did a wonderful job engaging our audience.
—Clear Lake Public Library
Turns out, history CAN be fun!