The links below provide direct access to program details. Chloe Ellefson Mysteries.
Audience : Adults and mature teens who enjoy traditional mysteries i. Sponsors : Public libraries, book festivals, historical societies, and mystery book clubs, as well as Norwegian-American and other ethnic heritage organizations.
Jack the Ripper, Amelia Earhart and 15 Unsolved Historical Mysteries - HistoryExtra
Kathleen will talk about how her 12 years working as a museum curator at Old World Wisconsin led to developing the series and its' reluctant sleuth, curator Chloe Ellefson, how her research into police work helps shape Chloe's boyfriend, officer Roelke McKenna, and how she goes about selecting locations, researching the history timelines, and crafting the stories. Kathleen brings key artifacts that are featured in the mysteries—and door prizes to give away.
The program runs one hour, including time for questions and answers, after which Kathleen will be available to meet fans and sign her books. Book Sales : Kathleen can bring copies of her books to sell, or the sponsoring organization can partner with a local bookstore to sell copies of her books at the program.
Scheduling : Program commitments are typically made on a first come basis. NOTE: this program is often scheduled with an American Girls Fan program, a description of which can be seen immediately below on this page. She shares insights about her original History Mysteries, her Josefina, Kirsten, Kit, and Molly mystery books, what it was like to secretly research and write nine books about Caroline, the American Girl War of historical character she created for American Girl, and her newest book: Gunpowder and Tea Cakes: My Journey With Felicity.
For details about these books, click HERE.
From Jack the Ripper to Amelia Earhart: 17 unsolved historical mysteries
Kathleen brings artifacts from the stories for show and tell—and door prizes to give away. The program runs one hour, including time for questions and answers, after which Kathleen will be available to meet fans and to sign her books. Now, two independent teams have found archaeological remains suggesting that at least some of the Roanoke colonists might have survived and split into two groups, each of which assimilated itself into a different Native American community.
One team is excavating a site near Cape Creek on Hatteras Island, around 50 miles 80 kilometers southeast of the Roanoke Island settlement, while the other is based on the mainland about 50 miles to the northwest of the Roanoke site.
Cape Creek, located in a live oak forest near Pamlico Sound, was the site of a major Croatoan town center and trading hub. In , archaeologists from East Carolina University stumbled upon a unique find from early British America: a carat gold signet ring engraved with a lion or horse, believed to date to the 16th century. In addition to these intriguing objects, the Cape Creek site yielded an iron bar and a large copper ingot or block , both found buried in layers of earth that appear to date to the late s.
Native Americans lacked such metallurgical technology, so they are believed to be European in origin. Credit: The Trustees of the British Museum.
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White began drawing the map in , two years before he became governor. In , researchers using X-ray spectroscopy and other imaging techniques spotted a tiny four-pointed star, colored red and blue, concealed under a patch of paper that White used to make corrections to his map. It was thought to mark the location of a site some 50 miles inland, which White alluded to in testimony given after his attempted return to the colony.
If such a site did exist, the theory went, it would have been a reasonable destination for the displaced Roanoke settlers. According to archaeologist Nicholas Luccketti of the First Colony Foundation, which is conducting the excavations at Site X, the group has found shards of pottery that they claim may have been used by Roanoke settlers after they left the colony. Located nearby is a site that archaeologists believe might have been a small Native American town, Mettaquem. After the Roanoke colony met its end, English settlers eventually came south from Virginia into North Carolina, but the first recorded settler in the area did not arrive until about