Upcoming Events

SPECIAL NOTE:  Because of federal and state recommendations concerning the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID19), many libraries are closed or only offering curbside service.  As a result, all of Kathy's in-person programs for 2020 have been rescheduled or canceled.  (updated 9/2020)

No further in-person bookings for  2020 . . .

Because of increasing rates of COVID 19 infections in Iowa and the recent derecho storm which devastated Cedar Rapids and Marion, we will not be booking any new programs for the remainder of 2020.


We're hopeful that 2021 will result in a return to "our regularly scheduled programming".  If your organization has turned its attention to next year, we are happy to tentatively book programs for 2021; doing so will ensure that you are on the calendar.  You may cancel or reschedule as necessary should your situation change.

Historian Kathy Wilson presents Straight-laced Girls, Uptight Ladies, & Loose Women to a crowd in Grinnell, Iowa

above: Death Comes for Us All at the

Laurens Public Library, Laurens, Iowa

below: Kathy laces Lauren's director, Glenda Mulder into a corset during Fashions to Die For - Really!

Kathy's selfie with the attendees at the Friends of the Library Appreciation Tea, Oelwein, Iowa

Above:  Kathy presented Downstairs at Downton for a formal tea held for the Hill's Bank & Trust Friends Group.  The  buffet featured traditional finger-foods prepared by the "Historic Foodies" of Iowa City.

Above: beautifully set tables at the Winterset library await the arrival of guests for the Downstairs at Downton program.  Each table featured a lovely floral arrangement and an assortment of fine china cups and saucers including the one below.

Fans of Downton Abbey turned out for Kathy's program Downstairs at Downton at the library in Perry, Iowa

Below: guests enjoyed a formal tea before Kathy's Downstairs at Downton program at the Winterset Public Library where treats were provided by Anything Sweet & More, a popular local cafe.

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