- Karen Shoemaker - The Meaning of Names November 9, 2014
The John G. Neihardt State Historic Site invites the public to a reading and book discussion at this month’s “Sunday Afternoon at the Museum” program. At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 16, 2014, author Karen Gettert Shoemaker will read from her novel The Meaning of Names, discuss the process of writing and research, and field questions. The Meaning of Names is set midst the World War One era and follows the fictional story of Gerda Vogel and her family in 1918 Holt County, Neb. Even the quiet calm of farm country cannot shelter the American family of German descent from prejudice, violence, and a plague unlike the world has ever seen. Wrote the Lincoln Journal Star of the book: “This slender volume is deceptive in size. It is a book of big themes, true history and serious art, focusing on our Nebraska of not so long ago.” Shoemaker’s prose has been compared to the likes of Willa Cather, and Omaha Public Library selected this work for their Omaha Reads Campaign. Come see what all the fuss is about! Books will be available for purchase and signing. Reception will follow the program. We also invite you to peruse our selection of books and CDs as well as local beadwork.
- Fall and Winter Programs November 6, December 14, 2014
For more information, please contact the Neihardt State Historic Site at 1-402-648-3388 or 1-888-777-4667 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the site at 306 W. Elm Street, Bancroft, NE.