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Presentation booking dates are sold out for 2024 please consider booking 2025 dates and new talks!

Books and presentations on a number of entertaining topics

John Cilio is a captivating storyteller who brings history to life through his engaging presentations and books. With John, you'll feel like you're right there in the moment, whether it's standing beside a photographer capturing a pivotal event or witnessing a historic moment unfold.

From military to civilian, commercial to private, John covers a wide range of topics, each presented as a unique piece of our collective history. His presentations are a multimedia experience, delivered in-person or virtually through Zoom. With over two dozen historical talk topics to choose from, audiences are sure to be entertained, enlightened, and inspired.

Prepare to laugh, sigh, and learn as John takes you on a journey through history in just 50 minutes.


As a proud member of the Organization of American Historians and the Association for the Study of Connecticut History, John is dedicated to sharing his passion for history with others. Get ready for an grand experience with John Cilio!


to page through my catalog of topics.

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Upcoming Presentations


> May 30  Beatrix Farrand- Aspirations that transcend time: Brookfield Senior Center, Brookfield, CT - in person 1:30 PM


> June 4 - The Allied Invasion of Normandy - D-Day: Berlin Peck Memorial Library, Berlin, CT  In Person at 6:30 PM

> June 6 - The Allied Invasion of Normandy - D-Day: Watertown Library, Watertown, CT - in person - 6 PM

> June 10 -  ABCs of Artificial Intelligence: Litchfield Community Center, Litchfield, CT- in-person 10:30 AM

> June 11 - ABCs of Artificial Intelligence: C.H. Booth Public Library, Newton, CT Zoom 7 PM

> June 12 - Juneteenth - National Independence Day: Seymour Public Library, Seymour, CT - in person 7 PM

> June 17 - Juneteenth - National Independence Day: Cheshire Senior Center, Cheshire, CT - in person 1:30 PM

> June 18 - Juneteenth - National Independence Day: Newington Senior Center, Newington, CT - in person 1 PM

> June 19 - Juneteenth - National Independence Day: Granby Senior Center, Granby, CT - in person 10 AM

> June 27 - Once upon a time - The Great Danbury Fair: Sherman Public Library, Sherman, CT - in person check library website for time

Presentation booking dates are sold out for 2024.

New Presentations not yet in the catalog

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