2022-2023 Local History Book Club | Wisconsin Historical Society

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2022-2023 Local History Book Club

2022-2023 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 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 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 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 you the Zoom link and some discussion questions to help you prepare for the meeting.

Sep 15Meet Me on the Midway: A History of Wisconsin FairsJerry AppsWHS 2022
Oct 20We Will Always Be Here: A Guide to Exploring and Understanding the History of LGBTQ+ Activism in WisconsinJenny Kalvaitis & Kristen WhitsonWHS 2021
Nov 17Selections from The Wisconsin Magazine of History - download here (PDF, 10 MB)
Dec 15The Wisconsin Supper Clubs Story: An Illustrated History, with RelishRon FaiolaAgate Midway 2021
Jan 19The Light Keeper's LegacyKathleen ErnstThree Towers Press 2021
Feb 16Finding Freedom: The Untold Story of Joshua GloverR. West Jackson & W. MacDonaldWHS 2022
Mar 23Letters from Clara: One Intrepid Woman's Travels on the Eve of War, 1936-1939Janet NewmanWHS 2022 
Apr 20Lords of the Ring: The Triumph and Tragedy of College Boxing's Greatest TeamDoug MoeUW Press 2005
May 18The Wongs of Beloit, WisconsinBeatrice McKenzieUW Press 2022