HISTORYis the account of things said and done in the past.
Everyone and everything has aHISTORYwhich provides the context of our lives and the perspective with which we view the rest of the world. PUBLIC HISTORYis the non-academic branch of the history profession.
CYNTHIA OGOREK is the PUBLIC HISTORIAN
Ms. Ogorek is a published author, public speaker, and history advocate. Since 2003, her company, The Public Historian, has promoted history through writing, tours, seminars, and exhibits throughout the Calumet Region of Illinois and Indiana.
Ms. Ogorek is the author of three major books from Arcadia Publishing:
Prior to starting The Public Historian, Ms. Ogorek was Director of the Matteson Historical Museum for six years and Director of Public relations for a retirement home where she established an archives and museum collection.
She served on the boards of several historical organizations and helped to found the Calumet City Historical Society Museum. A native of the region, Ms. Ogorek was born in Hammond, Indiana and grew up in Calumet City, Illinois. She had a classical education balanced between the humanities and science culminating in a Master of Arts in History from Purdue University - Calumet.