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Book Talk: "Little Wisconsin"

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society 924 Pinecrest Road Manitowoc, WI 54220 (map)

Researched, written, and photographed by Melinda Anne Roberts.

Wisconsin's smallest communities have remarkable stories. From the Native Americans who have been here for centuries, to the arrival of French emissary Jean Nicolet in 1634; through the fur-trading, logging, mining and agricultural transitions and the arrival of European immigrant and Yankee pioneer settlers, Wisconsin's history is compelling, intriguing, and unique. With full-color photographs taken by author Melinda Anne Roberts, fun and fascinating facts, an intimate look at the people and events that define every community, and a summary of what you can see and do there today, you'll be inspired to pack your bags and head out for a visit!

Three Manitowoc County communities are featured in the book: Collins, Maribel, and Kellnersville.

About the Author:

Melinda Anne Roberts is a retired Master teacher, a former mentor teacher, and a professionally-trained presenter featured since the late-1990s at local, state, national, and international English as a Second Language conferences. She has re-enacted several times at Brown County cemetery walks, written numerous articles for local newsletters, has a monthly history column and is a regular contributor to The Press, and can present on a variety of Wisconsin history topics in addition to the remarkable stories discovered while researching and writing Little Wisconsin.

Earlier Event: July 10
Later Event: July 16
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