• Historical Society to Begin New Book Club

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    September 01, 2020
    The Latah County Historical Society invites you to join us for the inaugural meeting of our new book club, Lula’s Library, on Wednesday, September 16th from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the McConnell Mansion lawn (110 S Adams St, Moscow). Social distancing protocols will be necessary and masks are encouraged; as such, please bring your own chair or blanket and a beverage, if desired.  We will discuss the club’s first selection, Four Girls on a Homestead by Carol Ryrie Brink, learn how the Homestead Act benefitted westward settlement, and decide how to proceed in future meetings.
    Four Girls on a Homestead recounts the summer of 1911 when a 15-year-old Brink and friends traveled to her aunt's remote homestead past Clarkia, which formed the basis of her 1959 novel, Strangers in the Forest. This short read can be picked up at no charge at the LCHS Centennial Annex, 327 East Second Street, or will be mailed by request prior to the first meeting. 
    A Chain of Hands, also written by Carol Ryrie Brink, is the October book club selection and can be purchased or borrowed from the Historical Society at the first meeting.  You can learn more about this book, as well as several other titles of local interest, on our website, https://www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org/shop
    Dr. William and Losina Adair were the second owners of the historic McConnell Mansion, and the house during this time is remembered as having an "atmosphere of music and books." It is in this spirit that we have named the book club after Lula Adair, one of the family’s five daughters. 
    Elaina Pierson, Office Coordinator
    lchslibrary@latah.id.us, 208-882-1004