Hinsdale Historical Society Book Club

On Wednesday, March 8, the book club will meet to discuss The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dustbowl by journalist Timothy Egan. 

In January, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII by Karen Lindsey was the subject of the meeting.

In November, the group discussed Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer.

Hinsdale Historical Society Trustee Anne Swenson leads the Hinsdale Historical Society Book Club, which meets on the second Wednesday of alternating months (six months a year) and welcomes anyone who has read the book to its discussion.
Membership dues are $10 a year. For more information, email info@HinsdaleHistory.org. 

Program and Event Recap

The Society had a busy fall and early winter.

In November, led by oral historian Marie Scatena, the Society hosted a successful oral history program called Crafting Family Narratives with Oral History Methods and New Technologies. 

In December, the Hinsdale History Museum held its annual Holiday Open House, featuring Victorian Christmas decorations, Hinsdale Chorale Christmas carols, and holiday crafts and activities for children. Visitors also enjoyed roasted chestnuts and other treats. 

The Society’s first ever Trivia Night fundraiser and friend-raiser was held on Friday, January 20 at Immanuel Hall. It was a sold-out affair with eight tables of people participating.