Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! Step on up to the Greatest Convention of Circus Historians anywhere on Earth. Send your registrations in now to this year's CHS Convention in Normal / Bloomington, Illinois. The town is rich in flying trapeze history and this year only adds to all of that when the Flying Trapeze is celebrated at this year's convention with an actual flying trapeze workshop, films, photos and some of the greatest performers of our time in attendance.
You'll get to see, hear, and meet such legendary performers as Tony Steele, Richie Gaona, Juan and Miquel Vasquez, and Terry Cavaretta. The leading historians of the world will be in attendance and offering many different facets of the circus to enjoy and learn about. Those speaking include Peta Tait and Jane Mullett from Australia, Walter and Dorita Estes, Fred Dahlinger Jr., Janet Davis, Cherie Valentine, Debbie Walk, Matt Wittman, Maureen Brunsdale and myself just to name a few.
Anyone can attend. You do NOT need to be a member of the CHS to attend. The registrations can be found at http://www.circushistory.org/Conference/convention.htm You won't want to miss the great auction of circus items, the Banquet with a fantastic guest speaker this year, and a trip to the Milner Library Circus Archives at Illinois State University.

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