Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cynthia L. Ogorek  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Hammond, IN

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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''.


-- Superior Achievement, Illinois State Historical Society, 2009, ''The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago''
-- Mate E. Palmer Communications Prize, Nonfiction Book

Speaking Engagements

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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Along the Calumet River /
ISBN: 0738533440. OCLC Number: 57204251

Arcadia,. .

The Lincoln Highway around Chicago
ISBN: 9780738551975. OCLC Number: 214335651

Arcadia Pub.,. .

Once known as the Main Street of America, The Lincoln Highway through western Indiana and eastern Illinois became the first urban bypass on the first hard-surfaced transcontinental highway in the nation. Some 200 vintage photographs visit sites that early-day tourists saw, and documents the people who made the highway what is was.