Cynthia L. Ogorek

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General Information

Name: Cynthia L. Ogorek

Pen Name: None

Genres: History

Born: in Hammond, IN



Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in the Calumet Region and for most of my life have been a resident of Calumet City, Illinois. I have also lived in River Forest where I attended Dominican University and the Hegewisch, Hyde Park and Edgewater neighborhoods of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

I am a public historian, author and speaker. My company is called The Public Historian.

Published Works

The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago, Arcadia Publishing, 2008

Along the Calumet River, Arcadia Publishing, 2004

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago (Images of America: Illinois)

ISBN: 073855197X
Release Date: 2008-03-12

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Along the Calumet River (Images of America: Illinois)

ISBN: 0738533440
Release Date: 2004-10-04

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Literary Awards

  • Superior Achievement, Illinois State Historical Society, 2009, The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago
  • Mate E. Palmer Communications Prize, Nonfiction Book: History, Illinois Woman's Press Association, 2009, The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago
  • Communications Price, National Federation of Press Women, 2009, The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago
  • Mate E. Palmer Communications Prize, Nonfiction Book-History, Illlinois Woman's Press Association, 2005, Along the Calumet River

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Please see my website for a complete list of the programs that I offer to historical societies, church groups, women's clubs and any other organizations that would enjoy a program based on a historical event or person.

External Links

Cynthia L. Ogorek on WorldCat

Cynthia L. Ogorek on Amazon


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