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Please check out the calendar below for upcoming events. New events are added as they are scheduled, so make sure you come back frequently – or better yet, sign up for my newsletter.

If you are curious about past events, use the back arrow on the calendar to check out events from July 2019 to September 2019. A ton of events before July 2019 can be found on my Past Events page.

If you would like to book an event, please visit my Book an Event page.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Rachelle is no longer doing in-person events. Check out her Zoom presentation special and invite her to speak at your book club for FREE!

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Buxton Presentation & Book Signing @ Johnston Public Library
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Buxton Presentation & Book Signing @ Johnston Public Library

Travel back in time to Buxton, Iowa — the amazing coal mining town established in 1900 by the Consolidation Coal Company, where blacks and whites were treated equal — with Author Rachelle Chase.

Rachelle, dressed in period clothing, will share audio from former Buxton residents, rare images, and newspaper clippings to give attendees a glimpse of daily life in Buxton. Come learn what people had in their homes, what they did for fun, what life and mining were like, what prominent residents like Ben Buxton, Lottie Armstrong, and attorney George Woodson were really like, and more!

About Rachelle Chase

Rachelle is the author of “Lost Buxton” and “Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa” and lives in Ottumwa, Iowa — when she’s not traveling in her RV, researching new book ideas.

Feb
15
Sat
2020
Buxton Presentation & Book Signing @ Forest Avenue Library
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm
Buxton Presentation & Book Signing @ Forest Avenue Library

Travel back in time to Buxton, Iowa — the amazing coal mining town established in 1900 by the Consolidation Coal Company, where blacks and whites were treated equal — with Author Rachelle Chase.

Rachelle, dressed in period clothing, will share audio from former Buxton residents, rare images, and newspaper clippings to give attendees a glimpse of daily life in Buxton. Come learn what people had in their homes, what they did for fun, what life and mining were like, what prominent residents like Ben Buxton, Lottie Armstrong, and attorney George Woodson were really like, and more!

About Rachelle Chase

Rachelle is the author of “Lost Buxton” and “Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa” and lives in Ottumwa, Iowa — when she’s not traveling in her RV, researching new book ideas.

Feb
16
Sun
2020
Buxton Presentation & Book Signing @ West Des Moines Public Library
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Buxton Presentation & Book Signing @ West Des Moines Public Library

Travel back in time to Buxton, Iowa — the amazing coal mining town established in 1900 by the Consolidation Coal Company, where blacks and whites were treated equal — with Author Rachelle Chase.

Rachelle, dressed in period clothing, will share audio from former Buxton residents, rare images, and newspaper clippings to give attendees a glimpse of daily life in Buxton. Come learn what people had in their homes, what they did for fun, what life and mining were like, what prominent residents like Ben Buxton, Lottie Armstrong, and attorney George Woodson were really like, and more!

About Rachelle Chase

Rachelle is the author of “Lost Buxton” and “Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa” and lives in Ottumwa, Iowa — when she’s not traveling in her RV, researching new book ideas.

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Buxton Presentation & Book Signing @ Musser Public Library
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Buxton Presentation & Book Signing @ Musser Public Library

Travel back in time to Buxton, Iowa — the amazing coal mining town established in 1900 by the Consolidation Coal Company, where blacks and whites were treated equal — with Author Rachelle Chase.

Rachelle, dressed in period clothing, will share audio from former Buxton residents, rare images, and newspaper clippings to give attendees a glimpse of daily life in Buxton. Come learn what people had in their homes, what they did for fun, what life and mining were like, what prominent residents like Ben Buxton, Lottie Armstrong, and attorney George Woodson were really like, and more!

About Rachelle Chase

Rachelle is the author of “Lost Buxton” and “Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa” and lives in Ottumwa, Iowa — when she’s not traveling in her RV, researching new book ideas.

Buxton Presentation & Book Signing @ Musser Public Library
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Buxton Presentation & Book Signing @ Musser Public Library

Travel back in time to Buxton, Iowa — the amazing coal mining town established in 1900 by the Consolidation Coal Company, where blacks and whites were treated equal — with Author Rachelle Chase.

Rachelle, dressed in period clothing, will share audio from former Buxton residents, rare images, and newspaper clippings to give attendees a glimpse of daily life in Buxton. Come learn what people had in their homes, what they did for fun, what life and mining were like, what prominent residents like Ben Buxton, Lottie Armstrong, and attorney George Woodson were really like, and more!

About Rachelle Chase

Rachelle is the author of “Lost Buxton” and “Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa” and lives in Ottumwa, Iowa — when she’s not traveling in her RV, researching new book ideas.

Feb
25
Tue
2020
Buxton Presentation & Book Signing in Ottumwa, Iowa @ Knights of Columbus Hall
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Buxton Presentation & Book Signing in Ottumwa, Iowa @ Knights of Columbus Hall

Travel back in time to Buxton, Iowa — the amazing coal mining town established in 1900 by the Consolidation Coal Company, where blacks and whites were treated equal — with Author Rachelle Chase.

Rachelle, dressed in period clothing, will share audio from former Buxton residents, rare images, and newspaper clippings to give attendees a glimpse of daily life in Buxton. Come learn what people had in their homes, what they did for fun, what life and mining were like, what prominent residents like Ben Buxton, Lottie Armstrong, and attorney George Woodson were really like, and more!

About Rachelle Chase

Rachelle is the author of “Lost Buxton” and “Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa” and lives in Ottumwa, Iowa — when she’s not traveling in her RV, researching new book ideas.

Mar
25
Wed
2020
Guest Speaker @ Academy Banquet (Indian Hills Community College)
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm

Rachelle Chase will be the guest speaker at the Indian Hills Community College Academy Honors Banquet.

Click the link below for more information on the academy and the banquet.

Mar
28
Sat
2020
A Featured Local Author @ Des Moines Book Festival
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
A Featured Local Author @ Des Moines Book Festival

Rachelle Chase will be one of the Featured Local Authors! Time TBD for her appearance, but the festival is an all day event. You’ll definitely want to stay for the day.

Click the event details link for more information.