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Luncheon With the Curators
with Kathleen Ernst
Luncheon With The Curators
Please join me and two former Pendarvis Historic Site curators at noon on July 29, 2023, for a scrumptious pasty luncheon at Mineral Point’s famed Walker House!
Pendarvis, operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society, served as setting for the 8th Chloe Ellefson Mystery, Mining For Justice. The property tells stories of Cornish immigrants, local lead mines, and the two men who preserved the special buildings now restored there.
Historic sites evolve over time, and Pendarvis has a fascinating history. Our special guests will share stories from different times, and provide a rare peek behind the scenes of museum life. Their generous assistance made it possible for me to write Mining For Justice.
Curator Kori Oberle will share stories from Chloe’s era—many of which influenced the book. Tamara Funk, who more recently served the site, will reveal her experience as partner-in-crime while I plotted the mystery. The conversation will be informal, and open to guest questions.
The Walker House, a magnificent 19th-century stone structure, is the perfect place for our event. Luncheon will include bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, cranberry feta cheese pinwheels, salad, beef pasties, saffron buns, and figgyhobbin for dessert. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and other dietary needs will be accommodated.
After the luncheon, Chloe Ellefson and Hanneke Bauer books will be available for sale and signing.
The luncheon and program are scheduled for 12:00-3:00 pm. We invite you to arrive early in Mineral Point so you can visit Pendarvis or sample more of this charming town’s offerings.
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I hope you can join us!