2023-2024 Local History Book Club | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Wisconsin Historical Society Book Club

September 2023 - May 2024

2023-2024 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 each month from 6 to 7:30 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 Wisconsin Historical Society Press titles if they order through the Wisconsin Historical Society. That coupon code will be e-mailed to participants once they have registered.

Book club is free and open to all amateur book enthusiasts, 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 the Zoom link and some discussion questions to help you prepare for the meeting.

Sep 20Obreros Unidos: The Roots and Legacy of the Farmworkers MovementJesus SalasWHS Press 2023
Oct 18Milwaukee Mayhem: Murder and Mystery in the Cream City's First CenturyMatthew PriggeWHS Press 2015
Nov 15Old World Wisconsin: Europe Around the Badger State
Fred HolmesUW Press 1944, 1974, 2002
Dec 13Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and BreweriesJim Draeger & Mark SpeltzWHS Press 2017
Jan 17Selections from the Wisconsin Magazine of HistoryVariousWHS Press
Feb 21Never Givin' Up: The Life and Music of Al JarreauKurt DietrichWHS Press 2023
Mar 20Fanny Herself (Free e-Book, Audio)Edna FerberPublic Domain 1917
Apr 17Sand and Fire: Exploring a Rare Pine Barrens LandscapeDave PetersWHS Press 2023
May 15How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They AdoptedMadeline UraneckWHS Press 2018