Continuing with our World War II theme, on Saturday November 9 at 2 p.m. in the Dairy Building, Tim Pletkovich, author of Civil War Fathers: Sons of the Civil War in World War II, returns to present a program based on his book.  Civil War Fathers is the story of eight American families whose fathers fought in the Civil War and whose sons and daughters fought in World War II.  Based on interviews with the surviving WWII veterans, the book views the Civil War through the eyes of children listening to their fathers’ stories, and World War II through the eyes of the same children as grown-up participants.  

Tim Pletkovich grew up in Geneseo, Illinois, attended Eastern Illinois University, and after graduation, worked as a scout for the Chicago Cubs.  In 1987, he turned to education and started his teaching career in Queens, New York.  He later taught middle school in Peoria, Illinois.  Tim is also the author of Nuns, Nazis, and Notre Dame: Stories of the Great Depression, WWII, and the Fighting Irish.  This free program is sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage AssociationFor more details, call 309 927-3899, email, or check out our website at