BOOK SIGNING (OCTOBER 23RD)
Frenchtown Chronicles Lecture and Book Signing
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 3pm – 5pm
Knowlton House - Located at 109 Blackhawk Avenue - Downtown Prairie du Chien
Please join us on Sunday, October 23rd at 3pm as we step into the lives of fur trade voyageurs, frontier farmers, and faith healers through the colorful storytelling of Albert Coryer. Editors Mary Elise Antoine and Lucy Eldersveld Murphy will talk about working with the Coryer manuscripts and Prairie du Chien history while guests sample traditional French Canadian food. The event is free with goodwill donation for food. Cash bar available. Proceeds from the sale of Frenchtown Chronicles go to the Villa Louis Historic Site and Fort Crawford Museum. “These narratives provide a unique, multifaceted view of Prairie du Chien’s late-nineteenth-century rural outskirts and Frenchtown neighborhood—its people, physical landscape, economy, and French-Canadian and Creole culture. Albert Coryer had a keen sense of geography and the history of the natural world, the people who lived on the land along the river, and the ways they interacted. In addition, his memory saved the tales of his voyageur grandfather—embellishing some of them, inventing others. This book is thus oral history, folklore, memoir, and myth.” Please call Villa Louis at 608-326-2721 to RSVP.