Sunday, August 17, 2008
Program Announcement: Early Adventures at Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass and Johnson's Island
Join us in the Library Program Room on Saturday, August 23, at 11:00 a.m. when Michael Gora gives a presentation on Lake Erie Islands history and his new book Early Adventures at Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass and Johnson's Island. This new book is a collection of true stories of the Lake Erie Islands covering the period 1786-1865. About half the stories are from pre-1830 newspapers and have not been in print anywhere in over 175 years. Michael is the Middle Bass Island Historian for the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society. He also operates the Middle Bass Island website at http://www.middlebass.org/, which has placed many island photos on the web as well as a good bit of island history. A retired software engineer, he has edited Lake Erie Islands: Sketches and Stories, one of the largest compilations of island history, and was also the editor of the revised edition of Lonz of Middle Bass. Copies of the books will be available for purchase and signing at the program.
Registration is requested but not required. To register, call 419-625-3834 and press 0 to speak with a switchboard operator (9-5, Monday-Friday) or press Option 6 to leave a message.