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Local History Book Club | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Local History Book Club

Local History Book Club | Wisconsin Historical Society
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The Wisconsin Historical Society Book Club invites you to join fellow Wisconsin book lovers and amateur historians for engaging discussions at book club this season! We meet monthly, September through May, to discuss books on various historical topics. Our meetings take place virtually via Zoom on the third Thursday evening of the month from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Participants will need access to a copy of the book, an internet connection, and a computer or smartphone to fully participate in our discussion. Registered book club participants can get a 20% discount off WHS Press titles if they order through WHS. That coupon code will be e-mailed to participants once they have registered.

Book club is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. To register or if you have questions, please contact Liz Arbuckle, Northern Outreach Coordinator, at liz.arbuckle@wisconsinhistory.org. Prior to each meeting, Liz will send you the Zoom link and some discussion questions to help you prepare for the meeting.

DATEBOOK CLUB TITLEAUTHORPUBLISHER/YEAR
Sep 16Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural HistoryScott SpoolmanWHS 2018
Oct 21Wisconsin Legends & LoreTea KrulosArcardia 2020
Nov 18Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food MemoirThomas Pecore WesoWHS 2016
Dec 16The Flavor of Wisconsin: An Informal History of Food and Eating in the Badger StateHarva Hachten & Terese AllenWHS 2009
Jan 20Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&DDavid Kushner & Koren ShadmiBold Type 2017
Feb 17Justice for All: Selected Writings of Lloyd A. BarbeeDaphne Barbee-WootenWHS 2017
Mar 17Creating DairylandEdward JanusWHS 2011
Apr 21Modern Jungles: A Hmong Refugee's Childhood Story of SurvivalPao LorWHS 2021
May 19Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee's Legendary BallparkBob BuegeWHS 2017