Topics Catalog

We tell the stories behind history helping our audiences laugh, wonder and enjoy learning about a wide variety of subjects. There are plenty of details in the stories shared, yet the audience gains the big picture outlook on the topic.  We have developed a diverse selection of presentations that can delight almost any audience.


Some organizations hire us to present monthly entertaining talks to their residents. Libraries and community centers engage us to present topics that align with quarterly themes; others use our catalog of speaker topics to solve a unique need for an entertaining discussion.  How can we help you?

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Enjoy our 2022 topic offerings

Near-term scheduled ZOOM public presentations

Please register at the respective Library event websites.

The Space Race: 09/22/2021 6 PM -- C H Booth Library in Newtown, CT

Titanic- A date with destiny: 09/29/2021 7 PM -- C H Booth Library in Newtown

Connecticut Aviation History: 10/14/2021 7PM -- Ridgefield Library

Connecticut's Landmarks: 10/20/2021 7 PM -- Milford Public Library in Milford

American Airpower - Bombers: 11/04/2021 6:30 PM -- Avon Free Public Library

Spymistresses - 11/11/2021 6:30 PM --  Wethersfield Public Library

Pearl Harbor and the Puzzle of Surprise: 12/02/2021 6:30 PM -- Avon Free Public Library 

Secrets Of Christmas Carols: 12/09/2021 6:30 PM -- Bethel Public Library in Bethel

Tales from Connecticut’s Aviation History: 12/16/2021 5:30 PM -- Norfolk Library 


Presentations Currently Available

Speaker Profile

John Cilio has been on the historical storyteller speaker circuit for over 10 years. He has seven published books ranging from historical aviation topics to women’s accomplishments in the WWII workplace. His fifty-plus articles have been published nationally in newspapers and magazines and in private manufacturer magazines.


He is an American Marketing Association Award winner and has partnered with organizations including the State of Connecticut, the National Archives and the Smithsonian in support of sponsored presentations. John Cilio is an honorary member of the WWII Connecticut Lost Squadron organization.


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Telephone or text: 860-488-2972

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