Event: Voices from Sauk Prairie: “We Are Sauk Prairie” Series

Voices from Sauk Prairie: “We Are Sauk Prairie” Series

Join us on Thursday, February 20, for our monthly “We Are Sauk Prairie” program series.  This month we present:

Voices from Sauk Prairie:  Readings From and About the Sauk Prairie Area

When: Thursday, February 20, 6:30pm

Where: Ruth Culver Public Library, 540 Water Street, Prairie du Sac

We are diverging from our normal lecture series and focusing this evening on historical and creative writings about the Sauk Prairie Area and by authors from the region.  We are featuring seven readings by seven guest readers.   Readings include:

“The Story of Devils Lake” (traditional Ho-Chunk story)

excerpt from the Diary of Edmund and Henrietta Rendtorff (1840)

“Vegetation of the Town Prairie du Sac” (Frederick Lueders, 1895)

excerpt from the Will of Jedediah S. Tripp (1915)

“A Paradise Lost: Sauk Prairie Remembered” (Kathryn Klipstein-Gress, 2001, about the loss of her Sauk Prairie family farm due to the construction of the Badger Plant, 1942)

“Old Man Fishing” (August Derleth, 1953)

a natural history reading from one of Jean Clausen’s countless articles

Guest readers include Kristen White-Eagle (invited), Mike Putnam, Mike Mossman and Lisa Hartman, Rob Nurre, Rauel LaBreche, Jody Kapp and Juliana Clausen.

Our program series is free and open to the public.  Refreshments provided.  Come early for conversation and snacks!  The “We Are Sauk Prairie” series is supported with a generous grant from Alliant Energy Foundation.