“History and Mystery” program to be held at Chester Public Library

PRESENTING PROGRAM–Shane Wagner will present a “History and Mystery” program on Oct. 16 at the Chester Public Library.

The fourth in the series of free programs to complement the Smithsonian Institution Exhibition at the Chester Public Library will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.

Shane Wagner will present “History and Mystery – Randolph County Folklore.” The program will focus on two folk legends of Old Kaskaskia and include a ghost story of the region.

Wagner is a lifelong resident of Chester, and he earned a degree in history from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He is a local historian with a specific interest in the history of the Randolph County region. He recently completed extensive research for a book about ghost stories in the Chester area which will be published soon.

This program is in conjunction with the Museum on Main Street exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution and Illinois Humanities. Crossroads: Change in Rural Americais at the Chester Public Library through Oct. 20. The program by Wagner is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library and the exhibits will be open following the program. Please attend this special event on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Chester Public Library.