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Dave Walsh
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“A master story teller!”

-- Ellen Crump, Chapel United Methodist Church

“The best storyteller in the Universe!”
--Mikki Bell, Ecology Action Center


A man wakes up in an oddly quiet house… a girl takes a strange walk through a dark town… an old lady finds a missing body part… a mortician battles underground grave robbers… a boy meets an unusually large pumpkin who won’t stop talking to him…

…in a Halloween program that is just scary enough.

McLean County History


The people of Bloomington used to collectively hate the richest and stingiest man in town, who lived in a beautiful house with a wife who hated him!

Right here in Bloomington …a local mechanic was tarred and feathered… a cook was thrown to an angry mob… a prankster set off a decorative cannon in a park… a town father suddenly found himself in possession of dozens of umbrellas…

“The Most Dangerous Woman in America” came to town and started a helpful riot… a mob of people sacked our newspaper, threw its printing press out the window and set it on fire!

And it’s here in Bloomington where the nation’s first brick road was laid, the national Republican Party was started, and the curveball was mastered.

I host the See-Where-It-Happened Tour for Bloomington Parks & Rec, taking people to where these things happened to tell them the story.

I am now offering this program to Bloomington – Normal schools!

Give your students a sense of local history they will keep for life!

As seen at:

* Area schools, libraries, and churches

* Girl Scouts / Boy Scouts

* Westminster Village Halloween Fest

* Fall Fest at Miller Park

* YWCA Peace Camp

* Bloomington’s See-Where-It-Happened Tour

* National Storytelling Network

* Television Pilot for “Tell Me A Story: The Search for America’s Best Storyteller”

* Twin City Tale Spinners (Guild President)

All programs
under an hour:


Parrot: (309) 825-2737



Dave Walsh

1205 Gettysburg Dr.

Bloomington, IL 61704

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At 12:07am on November 19, 2008, Brian "Fox" Ellis said…
Hey Dave,
Cleaning my car I found a hat and pair of gloves that i think are yours. Also in what ways do the TCTS want to help with our festival?
At 7:52pm on September 8, 2008, Lethan Candlish said…
Thank you, and I like your pic - great makeup, do you do your own?
At 4:24pm on September 8, 2008, Cyncere said…
do you know where it's located, the gridley house???
At 11:08am on September 7, 2008, Cyncere said…
I wanted to ask more info on “the most dangerous woman in America” can u help with that, and also in the meantime my friend and I are investigationg haunted areas in bloomington,il maybe u can share some info on this.. thank you.
At 7:01pm on June 6, 2008, Mike Lockett said…
Dave, take a look at the events page and get signed up for the Christian Storytelling conference - You need to attend this event and schmooze with Dan and Michael to learn from them. + It would be nice to have you share a Bible story from time to time.
Mike Lockett
At 6:35pm on April 25, 2008, Brian "Fox" Ellis said…
Hey Dave,

Thanks agai for helping with our little festival. The offer still stands, if you want to tag along to a few of my school programs or workshops, you are always welcome.
At 6:30am on April 16, 2008, Don 'Buck P' Creacy said…
Lest I forget... this whole place was given to us by Dianne de Las Casas... be sure and introduce yourself and say thanks... you'll be glad you're here.

At 6:29am on April 16, 2008, Don 'Buck P' Creacy said…
Hey Dave
Welcome to the neatest place on the web for storytellers. Excellent groups about lots of things that are important to storytellers. Like... marketing, promotional materials, where to find stories... there are also some of us who have uploaded audio files to our pages so you can hear us tell... hope you upload yours too. Check out the fun videos and just make yourself at home. Good people and good effort to help each other.

Don't be a stranger... if I can help you with anything.. just ask.

Welcome again



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