Hoosier Authors Book Club

The Hoosier Authors Book Club began as part of our Indiana State Bicentennial programming for 2016. The Museum’s 2016 exhibit discussed the Golden Age of Indiana Literature, which began with the publication of Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur and went on to include prominent novelists such as Crawfordsville native Meredith Nicholson, Gene Stratton-Porter, and others. The program proved to be popular, so it has been extended.Over the years the book club has hosted discussions with some of the authors, including Susan Crandall and Kelsey Timmerman. This will continue in 2020 when author Ray E. Boomhower attends the March discussion of his biography of suffragist May Wright Sewall.

The book club meets in the ADA-accessible Carriage House. Copies of the books are often available for checkout beforehand at the Carriage House. Book club participation is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To RSVP or for more information call 765-362-5769 or email [email protected].

2020 book discussions

Fighting For Equality - the first book for 2020 Hoosier Authors Book Club

Monday, March 23, 2020 – 6:30 pmFighting for Equality: A Life of May Wright Sewall by Ray E. Boomhower – This will be a joint book club with the League of Women Voters’ “Well-Read Citizen” Discussion Group. We will meet at the Crawfordsville District Public Library to accommodate a larger group. As a tie in to our 2020 exhibit about David and Zerelda Wallace, we will be discussing Woman Suffrage and the 100th anniversary of women achieving the right to vote.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 – 7 pmBento Box in the Heartland: My Japanese Girlhood in Whitebread America by Linda Furiya

Thursday, July 9, 2020 – 7 pm Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

Thursday, September 24, 2020 – 7 pm Sailing the Inland Sea: On Writing, Literature, and Land by Susan Neville

Past books discussed



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