Gillespie Library hosts free book presentation


September 6, 2023

The friends of the Gillespie Public Library invite you to attend a free presentation by Mark Pierce, author of his book “When the Stars Came Out”, the story of the Mississippi River Festival. The program is on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Gillespie Public Library, located at 201 West Chestnut in Gillespie.

In the summer of 1969 “The Mississippi River Festival” kicked off on the campus of SIUE. For the next 12 years the outdoor summer concert series attracted more than a million fans. It showcased the talents of the top music groups and legends of the time.

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