We also had an enjoyable series of Back Porch Concerts this summer in spite of having to cancel the Capitol Chordsmen due to heat and rain and a shortened Old Time Fiddlers concert after the ice cream social due to rain. Thanks to all who came and made contributions when we "passed the hat".
Monona Grove Business Men's Association has donated $250 to upgrade our sound system for the Back Porch Concerts. Thank you.
By Gloria Simley
Wisconsinís John Muir Exhibit
The Wisconsin Historical Society has prepared a traveling exhibit, Wisconsinís John Muir, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society will be partnering with the Monona Public Library to host the exhibit at the Monona Public Library starting December 6th for two weeks
As part of the event there will be a discussion of the books: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth by John Muir and a newly compiled anthology called Wisconsin's Environmental Tradition: A Reader, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society in 2016. Michael Edmonds from the Wisconsin Historical Society will discuss the exhibit and books on Dec. 11th as part of the Monona History Club series. Multiple copies of the books will be available for circulation from the Monona Public Library.
Hold Your Event at the Dean House
Reminder that the Dean House is available to rent for small events such as book clubs or organization meetings. We can provide a tour of the house and/or a light breakfast, lunch or evening desert for a fee. Call 249-7920 for details.
Tom Robertson has joined the Board of HBGHS. He is a Madison native and a retired Sun Prairie history teacher. He and his wife moved to Femrite Drive from Sun Prairie after retiring in 2000 & 2006 respectively and say they "love living in Monona." Welcome.