Matthew B. Sellers
Aviation Pioneer 1869-1932

                                                                                              

I am available for speaking at Special Events, Universities, Colleges, Grade Schools and High Schools.
I can conduct a two hour program,
which includes a one hour documentary
that was created and published
by Tony Collier of Grayson, Kentucky 
about Matthew B. Sellers and a special powerpoint presentation with a "questions and answer" session.

Or I can do one hour sessions with either the documentary or my speaking about my grandfather with a
questions and answers session.

Fees:  travel expenses


 November 2009


Friday November 27th
Book Signings
Hitchins Preservation Society
(Old Hitchins High School) in Hitchins, Ky 9 a.m. to Noon

The Depot (Olive Hill Historical Society) in Olive Hill, Ky - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Saturday November 28th
Book Signings
Carter County Library of Olive Hill, Ky - 9 a.m. to Noon
Carter County Library of Grayson, Ky - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Sunday November 29th
Book Signing
Larry Carroll's Flashback Framing Gallery in Olive Hill, Ky - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


 December 2009


Saturday December 5th
Book Signing
Bank Financial, 1123 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, Il from 9 a.m. to Noon


Saturday December 12th
Book Signing
Bank Financial, 1123 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, Il from 9 a.m. to Noon


Tuesday December 22nd
Book Signing
Larry Carroll's Flashback Framing Gallery in Olive Hill, Ky - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Wednesday December 23rd
Book Signing
Carter County Library of Grayson, Ky 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


 January 2010


Tuesday January 19th
Book Signing and Presentation
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
Barrington Library in Barrington, IL 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


 March 2010


Saturday March 13th
Book Signing and Presentation
Barrington Library, Barrington, IL 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.


Saturday March 20th
Book Signing  1:00 to 4:00 p.m
Aviation Museum of Lexington, Lexington, Kentucky
along with Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo from 1:00 - 2:00 pm

 


Saturday March 20th
History Day held at Northern Kentucky University
All Day - Marty Schadler from Aviation Museum of Kentucky will be there with my books


May 2010


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Saturday May 15th

Book Signing for "Women in Aviation" Chicago's Leading Edge Chapter 
Aurora, Illinois 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Celebrate “International Learn to Fly Day”–Co-Sponsored by J.A. Air Center and WAI Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter, Aurora Airport (KARR). 

We will participate in hosting this event at their elegant, full service , 150,000 sf facility. http://www.jaair.com/

Events will include a presentation on Severe Weather, Nexrad, and Radar and G1000 and Garmin products  as part of the FAAST wings program, a “Learn to Fly” ground presentation, preflight activities,  There’s something for every member of the family, including an Amelia Earhart film, youth activities, and optional introductory flights, which can be purchased through  JA.  We will host a WAI chapter membership and information booth. 

We will also host a “Meet the Author” event, with new WAI member and Author, Barbara Sellers.  J.A. will offer a free raffle with a chance to win a scenic flight around the Chicagoland area for 4 in a Cessna Caravan and a dinner for 4 at Pilot Pete’s Restaurant in Schaumburg.


Saturday May 29th - Memorial Day Weekend                                             "Memory Days" - Grayson, Kentucky                                                     
Book Signing - Before and after the Parade
Location: In park across from Senator Webb's office


June 2010


Monday June 7th - 7:00 pm
Palwaukee Executive Airport (PWK)
Wheeling, IL

Book Signing and Presentation - Time 7:00 p.m.

www.palwaukee.org

 


 

Saturday June 19th
Air Classics Museum
Aurora Airport in Sugar Grove, IL

Book Signing and Presentation - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Come out and visit with our WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans and see vintage aircraft. Numerous guest speakers.

www.airclassicsmuseum.org


 July 2010


July 24th
Palwaukee Airport Open House

Come on out for the open house, which will be all day long. I will be there with the "Women in Aviation" Group (WAI)


 August 2010


Friday August 20th
WMST Radio
Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
"Live" Radio - 2nd interview with The Tom and Judy Morning Show.


 Sunday August 22nd
Mt. Sterling Air Show
Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
Book Signing - All Day
Fly in Breakfast 7 a.m.


 September 2010


Labor Day Weekend
The Carroll Reunion
Sunday at Rattlesnake Ridge


Saturday, September 11th
Waukegan Air Show

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Waukegan, Illinois


Tuesday, September 28th
EAA Chapter 790 Barrington
Book Presentation and Book Signing 7:00 p.m.
Barrington Area Library, Barrington, IL


 October 2010


Saturday October 23rd
The Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky
(At Bluegrass Airport)
Book Signing: Barbara Sellers "A Moment in Time" The Biography of Matthew B. Sellers, II Aviation Pioneer


November 2010


Wednesday November 24th
Grahn, Kentucky
Special $4,000 Donation to The Grahn Community Center


December 2010


Friday December 3rd
"Christmas on the Hill"

Olive Hill, Kentucky
6:00 p.m.
Special $5,000 Donation to the Society during Intermission.


Saturday December 18th
The Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky
(Bluegrass Airport)
Special $5,000 Donation to the Museum.


Monday December 20th
Flashback Frame Gallery, Olive Hill, Ky
Libby Smith, formerly of Olive Hill, now from Garrison, Ky, will be meeting us there to donate one of my Grandfather Matthew's old propellers back to me and the Olive Hill Historical Society at Noon.


Wednesday December 22nd
Flashback Frame Gallery - Olive Hill, Ky
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Book Sale and Book Signing


Thursday December 23rd
Grayson Public Library -  Grayson, Ky
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Book Sale and Book Signing


 January 2011


January 13-16
Nashville, Tennessee
In Nashville with Tony and Angie Collier and Dale Littleton, Singer/Songwriter, to meet with Producer Joe Meador about doing a movie on Matthew B. Sellers, II life.


 May 2011


May 26th - 31st
Memorial Day Weekend
"Memory  Days"

Grayson, Kentucky


Saturday May 28th - Book  Signing
Horton's Pharmacy - Grayson, KY 
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.                                                                                        


Sunday May 29th - Book Signing
Carter Caves State Park - Olive Hill, KY
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Inside the Gift Shop

(Carter Caves State Park Gift Store now carries my book)


June 2011
 


 

 

Saturday June 25thAviation Museum of Kentucky
at Lexington's Bluegrass Airport

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
4029 Airport Road, Lexington, KY (859) 231-1219

 

 

Come out and see two of our Nations Navy F/A - 18F Super Hornet's with 4 of our Naval Aviators. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and program starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 at the door.

I will be signing my books for anyone who wants to purchase one in their gift store.


July 2011


July 4th Weekend
Olive Hill's Sesqui-Centennial
All week in Olive Hill, Kentucky                              

July 2nd - Book Signing at the Train Depot - All Day
*Grand Marshal of the Parade


July - First time to Europe!                                                                                                        Heidelburg, Germany
I will be going to Germany to visit my cousins, whom I have not seen since I was FIVE!!!! Flying over with one cousin for 10 days for their Heidelberg High School Reunion. 


 September 2011


Labor Day Weekend
Muskie Fishing - Sept 3rd
Carroll Reunion - Sept 4th


Saturday, October 15th
Georgetown Air Show and Fly-In

Georgetown, Kentucky
Book Signing and Presentation
Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

I had to cancel due to very high winds in the area from Chicago all the way down to Georgetown. Too dangerous to drive. However, the Air Show will still be going on.


 November 2011


Friday, November 25th
The Highlands Museum

Book Signing and Presentation
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

1620 Winchester Avenue
Ashland, Kentucky

Book Signing of both "A Moment in Time" and Barbara's new book "My Mother's Watercolor's", Gail Robinson Sellers - 1926-2004. To help benefit Colon Cancer Research.


Saturday, November 26th
Boyd County Library

Book Signing
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

1740 Central Avenue
Ashland, Kentucky

Book Signing of both "A Moment in Time" and Barbara's new book "My Mother's Watercolor's", Gail Robinson Sellers - 1926-2004. To help benefit Colon Cancer Research.


 December 2011


Friday, December 2nd
Curtis Frame - Back Alley Gallery

Book Signing
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

543 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL

Book Signing of both "My Mother's Watercolor's" , Gail Robinson Sellers - 1926-2004, to help benefit Colon Cancer Research and "A Moment in Time", the Biography of Matthew B. Sellers, II, Aviation Pioneer - 1869-1932.

*Free Raffle for a set of Greeting Cards from some of my mother's most famous watercolors and Free Raffle for one of her books.
 


Thursday, December 22nd
Grayson Area Library

Book Signing
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
1446 N. State Highway 7

Grayson, Kentucky

Book Signing of both "A Moment in Time" and Barbara's new book "My Mother's Watercolor's", Gail Robinson Sellers - 1926-2004, to help benefit Colon Cancer Research.


Friday, December 23rd
Flashback Frame Gallery

Book Signing
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
109 West Tom T. Hall Blvd.

Olive Hill, Kentucky

Book Signing  
Book Signing of both "A Moment in Time" and Barbara's new book "My Mother's Watercolor's", Gail Robinson Sellers - 1926-2004, to help benefit Colon Cancer Research.


2012


Saturday, May 19th
Grayson Educational Community Center
Grayson, Kentucky

Lecture and Book Signing
Carter County Homemakers Group
10:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Open to the Public


May 25th, 26th and 27th
Memorial Day Weekend
Memory Days

Senator Robin Webb's Office

Grayson, Kentucky

Book Signing of both "A Moment in Time" and Barbara's new book "My Mother's Watercolor's", Gail Robinson Sellers - 1926-2004, to help benefit Colon Cancer Research.


June 30th - July 4th
Carter County Thunder

Grayson Fairgrounds

Grayson, Kentucky


Summer 2012 - TBD
Baltimore, Maryland

Fundraiser - Eli Pousson of the Baltimore Heritage, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and myself, for Matthew's Baltimore Home to restore her back to her original beauty, along with other City Officials.
801 Arlington, Baltimore, Maryland


October 18th - October 21st
Saturday October 20th
Flashback Frame Gallery

Book Signing
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
109 West Tom T. Hall Blvd.

Olive Hill, Kentucky

Book Signing of both "A Moment in Time" and Barbara's new book "My Mother's Watercolor's", Gail Robinson Sellers - 1926-2004, to help benefit Colon Cancer Research.


November 21st - November 26th
Friday November 23rd
Flashback Frame Gallery

Book Signing
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
109 West Tom T. Hall Blvd.
Olive Hill, Kentucky

Prints available of Matthew's Quadraplane in Flight for Purchase.

Book Signing of both "A Moment in Time" and Barbara's new book "My Mother's Watercolor's", Gail Robinson Sellers - 1926-2004, to help benefit Colon Cancer Research.


December 21st - December 26th
Saturday, December 22nd
Flashback Frame Gallery
Book Signing
12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
109 West Tom T. Hall Blvd.
Olive Hill, Kentucky


Book Signing
of both "A Moment in Time" and Barbara's new book "My Mother's Watercolor's", Gail Robinson Sellers - 1926-2004, to help benefit Colon Cancer Research.


 2013


May 24th to May 28th (Memorial Day Weekend)
Friday May 24th

Flashback Frame Gallery
Book Signing
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
109 West Tom T. Hall Blvd.
Olive Hill, Kentucky


Book Signing of "A Moment in Time" the Biography of Matthew B. Sellers, II-Aviation Pioneer and Barbara's newly published book "The Technical Writings of Matthew B. Sellers"- Aviation Pioneer - Technical Editor Aeronautics Magazine 1908-1915. Also available will be Barbara's new book "My Mother's Watercolor's", Gail
Robinson Sellers-1926-2004, to help benefit Colon Cancer Research
.


Saturday May 25th
Senator Robin Webb's Office
Book Signing
Before and After the Parade
Senator Robin Webb's Office - Just outside the front
404 West Main Street
Grayson, Kentucky


Book Signing
of "A Moment in Time" the Biography of Matthew B. Sellers, II-Aviation Pioneer and Barbara's newly published book "The Technical Writings of Matthew B. Sellers"- Aviation Pioneer - Technical Editor Aeronautics Magazine 1908-1915. Also available will be Barbara's new book "My Mother's Watercolor's", Gail
Robinson Sellers-1926-2004, to help benefit Colon Cancer Research
.


Saturday September 7th
"Dining with the Past"
Presented by The Olive Hill Historical Society

Book Signing, Dinner and 21 Skits
Book Signing 4 p.m. to 6 pm.
Dinner is at the Olive Hill Elementary School at 5 p.m. Catered by Texas Roadhouse
21 Skits will be performed at the Olive Hill Cemetery right by the school at 6 pm.

Book Signing of "A Moment in Time" the Biography of Matthew B. Sellers, II-Aviation Pioneer and Barbara's newly published book "The Technical Writings of Matthew B. Sellers"- Aviation Pioneer - Technical Editor Aeronautics Magazine 1908-1915.


Friday September 13th
EAA Chapter 153 Schaumburg, Illinois

Schaumburg Regional Airport
Downstairs under the Restaurant
905 W. Irving Park Road

Schaumburg, IL
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

New members welcome!!!

 


Friday November 29, 2013
Horton Brown Pharmacy

Book Signing
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Horton Brown Pharmacy
Downtown Grayson, Kentucky

Book Signing of "A Moment in Time" the Biography of Matthew B. Sellers, II-Aviation Pioneer and Barbara's newly published book "The Technical Writings of Matthew B. Sellers"- Aviation Pioneer - Technical Editor Aeronautics Magazine 1908-1915.


 2014


Thursday May 22nd - Saturday May 24th
Grayson, KY Memory Days

I will be at the Parade on Saturday walking around. I will have both books with me over by Robin Webb's office. So if anyone needs to purchase one find me. I am thinking of entering my new Border Collie (2 years old) into the dog jog.... if not too hot out.... fun, fun, fun.....Of course "Archie" will be distracted and off visiting all the spectators!
I will also be donating 20x 16 canvas prints of Matthew flying his quadraplane over the hills of Grahn to Carter Caves, the Vocational School and the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington. They are for sale on my web site under the "Gift Store". 


Sunday December 21st
Olive Hill, KY Olive Hill Historical Society
Shoppes on the Hill (the old Olive Hill High School)

Book Signing 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Shoppes on the Hill
Olive Hill Historical Society
Olive Hill, KY


Book Signing of "A Moment in Time" the Biography of Matthew B. Sellers, II-Aviation Pioneer and Barbara's newly published book "The Technical Writings of Matthew B. Sellers"- Aviation Pioneer - Technical Editor Aeronautics Magazine 1908-1915.

I will also have my other book on my mother's watercolors. "My Mother's Watercolors" with me. Come out and see the new shoppes just in time for Christmas!

My brother John Blakemore will be there also with his "Blakemore" watercolor for sale that captures the essence of Matthew's estate in Grahn, Kentucky.


2015


Saturday May 23rd
Grayson, KY Memory Days


I will be at the Parade on Saturday walking around. I will have both books with me over by the Gazebo where the annoucers are. So if anyone needs to purchase one find me. I am thinking of entering my Border Collie (3 years old) into the dog jog.... if not too hot out.... fun, fun, fun.....Of course "Archie" will be distracted and off visiting all the spectators! If there is any children who want to take him in this I will pay for their entry.


Sunday May 24th
Olive Hill, KY Olive Hill Historical Society
Shoppes on the Hill (the old Olive Hill High School)

 

Book Signing 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Shoppes on the Hill
Olive Hill Historical Society
Olive Hill, KY

Book Signing of "A Moment in Time" the Biography of Matthew B. Sellers, II-Aviation Pioneer and Barbara's newly published book "The Technical Writings of Matthew B. Sellers"- Aviation Pioneer - Technical Editor Aeronautics Magazine 1908-1915.

I will also have my other book on my mother's watercolors. "My Mother's Watercolors" with me. Come out and see the new shoppes!

My brother John Blakemore will be there also with his "Blakemore" watercolor for sale that captures the essence of Matthew's estate in Grahn, Kentucky.


 


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