Next Book Club 

Wednesday, December 17 
6:30-8:00 pm

Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir by Jim Landwehr

 

 

GRANITE CITY BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, December 17 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir by Jim Landwehr Jim Landwehr and his brothers pursue their love of the outdoors by tackling some of the country’s most remote terrain, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. While encountering crazed loons, widow-making portages, and temperamental automobiles, they also discover more about each other and their long deceased father. In recent years, with a desire to instill their love of the area into their own children, they include them in their voyages, and the legacy continues. Their exploits are woven throughout with humor, emotion, and warmth. Author Jim Landwehr will join us at the meeting to share his boyhood stories.

Wednesday, January 21 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Jacob Wetterling Story by Rob Ebben The author has asked that Book Club members review his manuscript before its publication. A pdf will be provided to attendees before January 21st.

Wednesday, February 18 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Stearns County and the Dakota War of 1862 by Vincent P. Botz During the year of 1862, the United States was in turmoil as the Civil War continued. Minnesota would start its own war in August with the Dakota Indians. From the Dakota’s loss of lands, encroachments by whites, embezzlement and questionable annuity dealings, the clash of cultures, starvation, drought, and previous conflicts, the tensions reached a climax. All these factors brougth on war.

Wednesday, March 18 6:30pm - 8:00pm
To be determined

Wednesday, April 15 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tragedy on Lake Pepin: The Sea Wing Disaster by Fred Johnson

Feel free to come to one or every meeting!  The meetings are informal and casual; participants sit around tables arranged in a circle drinking wine, snacking, and discussing the books.  Book Club meetings are free to Stearns History Museum members.  Non-members are $7.00.

 

Please contact Jonna at finance@stearns-museum.org with any questions.

 
Books are available in the Museum Store 2-3 months ahead of time, and are offered at a 20% discount.  But feel free to get the books from your local library or borrow them from a friend.

 


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