Past Event

Tribal Tales from Rivers Edge

A Road Scholar Program by Brian (Fox) Ellis

Mr. Ellis delivers a program on folklore and true history from the American Indians who once called the Illinois River home.

Brian "Fox" Ellis is a storyteller, author, and naturalist and has worked with The Field Museum, The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, and countless smaller county museums to provide docent and teacher training, develop curriculum, and present public programs. He is the Artistic Director of Prairie Folklore Theatre, a unique theatre company that celebrates ecology and history through original musical. Brian is also the author of eight books including, Learning From the Land: Teaching Ecology Through Stories and Activities, (Libraries Unlimited, 1997) and a new children’s picture book, The Web at Dragonfly Pond, (Dawn Publications, 2006).

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Joan Root Ericksen, 309.246.8403.