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History Center Book Club

August 5 and August 12, 12:15 – 1 p.m.: Book Club

Bring your lunch and join the History Center for Book Club. In August, you will have an opportunity to participate in a reading of Zora Neale Hurston’s unpublished play, “Polk County.” This comedy takes place in the sawmill camp of Lofton Lumber Company.  When newcomer Leafy Lee comes into the camp to learn their music, she is befriended by the community matriarch, Big Sweet. As Leafy gains the attentions of My Honey, she upsets a jealous Dicey and the plot thickens.

Zora Neale Hurston was an anthropologist, novelist and folklorist who studied folklore in the South from the late 1920s through the 1930s. She was a scholar with the Work Projects Administration.

The book club meets at the History Center the first two Tuesdays every month.


August 5 & 12 – Special Event: Reading of Zora Neale Hurston’s play, “Polk County”

September 2 & 9 – “The Judas Field,” Howard Bahr

October 7 & 14 – “Gods and Generals,” Jeff Shaara

November 4 & 11 – “March,” Geraldine Brooks

December 2 & 9 – “Guns of the Palmetto Plains,” Rick Tonyan

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