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Two lectures and book signing events are planned for the end of summer. Since neither has been announced publicly, we can't post details until later.




April 20, 2024: Best of Illinois History Awards

The Illinois State Historical Society

Springfield, Illinois

Luncheon and awards banquet to present 2024's Best of Illinois History Awards. Larry was unable to attend (he was at the 2024 A Day with Northwestern in Evanston), so his wife, Carissa Casbon, attended and accepted the Society's Certificate of Excellence for him.


April 20, 2024: Lecture -- "Gus Hornsby and the Birth of Northwestern Football"

A Day with Northwestern -- 2024 Event

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Book lecture and signing for Gus Hornsby’s Gamble. This presentation focused more on the origin of American football at Northwestern and its significance to both the development of college football and the 19th-century suffrage movement.

Co-Presenter: Northwestern University Archivist and Historian Kevin Leonard.

Click here for more information about the 2024 A Day with Northwestern.


January 31, 2024: Lecture and Book Signing

Lake Villa District Library, Lake Villa, Illinois


A discussion of the book Gus Hornsby’s Gamble. Lecture about the birth of American football in the Midwest and an exploration of its surprising intersections with Chicago's women's suffrage movement.

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