The museum is launching a new book club for community members. Each book club meeting will include a casual discussion with museum staff about a work of historical nonfiction, and possibly in the future, historical fiction. Museum staff will typically pick books published within the last 2-3 years that explore local and regional history or explore exhibit themes.
For now, book club meetings will happen four times per year. We encourage you to register for the book club meetings that most interest you. There is no obligation to participate in every book discussion.
If you have questions or concerns about the museum’s book club, including challenges affording the book, please email Sarah Soleim email@example.com or call the museum.
Stay tuned for more information on upcoming book clubs. In April we’ll feature a post on They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers.
Please note that while we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic book clubs will be held online via Zoom. Plans for the fall 2021 meeting have not been finalized. When signing-up, please indicate if you would prefer virtual or in-person meetings.
Winter 2022 (TBD)
Pious Ambitions: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South, 1813-1831 by Mary Tribble
Please note that this book was originally scheduled for the fall, but we have pushed it back due to publishing delays.
(Expected release October 2021.)