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Museum Book Club
May 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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.
On Monday, May 10 at 6 pm, we invite you to join us for a discussion of They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers. In this book, Jones-Rogers investigates the part white women played in American slavery. One of the things we found so interesting about this book is how Jones-Rogers uses oral histories collected by the Works Progress Administration Federal Writers’ Project during the Great Depression to help us rethink what we know about American slavery.
This discussion will take place via Zoom, and a link will be sent in advance. To help keep our conversation free-flowing and personal, we will not be recording our book clubs.