Style Selector
Layout Style
Boxed Background Patterns
Boxed Background Images
Color Scheme
Museum Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm    (812) 332-2517COVID-19 Updates

Where History Buffs & Bookworms Connect

Do you love to read books? How about books about history? 

If so, join us the last Saturday of every month from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and we’ll discuss the great stories of our past over a glass of coffee or tea. Books about historical figures, places and times throughout Monroe County, Indiana, and the world!

It’s simple – follow the reading recommendations below and mark your calendars. Admission is free and you don’t even have to complete the book to attend and participate in the discussion. Come meet some new friends as we talk about old times. 

Click here to sign up for an email reminder about book club.

2021 Book Club List 

The theme for 2021 is Pioneers–those who were pioneers in the sense of settling in new places, as well as those who were pioneers in the sense of breaking boundaries and helping to spur innovations.  

Feb 27:  The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality by Anna-Lisa Cox

Mar 27: The Spoilt Quilt and Other Frontier Stories by Candace Simar, Larry D. Sweazy, and Sandra Dallas

Apr 24: The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough

May 29: Two-Moon Journey: The Potawatomi Trail of Death Book by Peggy King Anderson

Jun 26:  Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

Jul 31: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Aug 28: Api’s Berlin Diaries: My Quest to Understand My Grandfather’s Nazi Past by Gabrielle Robinson

Sep 25: The Friendly Persuasion Jessamyn West

Oct 30: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

Nov 27: The Bill Cook Story: Ready Fire Aim! by Bob Hammel