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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!

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.