Morel hunting program at Galesburg Library

The Galesburg Charleston Library, located at 188 E. Michigan Ave., Galesburg, is pleased to welcome National Morel Hunting Champion, Anthony Williams, for an evening of stories, tips, and tricks on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 6:30 pm.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time picker, you’re bound to find a new perspective to gathering the illusive morel from this “Pickin’ with the Champ” seminar.

After winning the National Morel Hunting Championship five years in a row, Anthony Williams retired from competitive picking to become the “Expert in Residence” for The National Morel Festival.
Anthony’s “Pickin’ with the Champ” seminar is filled with stories from his 70 years of picking and tips on where and how to pick — including the finer points of finding the elusive morel. Seminars are 45-60 minutes followed by a Q&A period with the audience.

The Williams family has been picking morels in Northern Michigan since the 1890s, and Anthony’s pickin’ advice has proven enlightening for everyone from novice to the seasoned pro!

All programs are open to the public. For additional information, call (269) 665-7839 or online at