Local historians will have their first chance to get a copy of a new book detailing the history of the Village of Bethalto next week. The book, authored by former Mayor Steve Bryant and Bethalto resident Jeff Allsman, is scheduled to be released next Monday, August 19th. The nine chapter book chronicals the history of village in pictures between the 1830's and 1950's.
Allsman says that working on the book was a great experience.
The book is titled Images of America: Bethalto and Allsman says it will be available for purchase at Village Hall and at the Bethalto Museum starting on Monday.
Allsman says they will have a kick off event at the Bethalto Homecoming over the Labor Day weekend and a few book signing events are being planned as well. The price of the book is expected to be around $20 and all proceeds will be used to cover the operating expenses of the Bethalto History Museum.