We have member meetings the last Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM except the months of July, August & December. The general public is invited to join our meetings in the museum upstairs conference room. Scheduled speakers for 2021 are below:
September 28th – Selena Tilly “Shared Ties Between Polk and Floyd Counties: Coke, Movies, Railroads, & the Cherokee Foundry & Iron Furnace”
October 26th – Phil Tuck “People I’ve Known”
November 30th – Ann Hite “Going to the Water: A New Tale by a Southern Author”
October 2, 2021 with Ms. June
November 6, 2021 with Ms. Sherri
December 4, 2021 with Ms. Laurah
January 8, 2022 with Ms. Mary
February 5, 2022 with Ms. Jennifer
March 5, 2022 with Ms. Mary
April 2, 2022 with Ms. Ashley
We are reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Our book club is open to anyone from the community who would like to join! You do not have to be a member of the Historical Society (however we would love for you to join!) We often have limited copies of the book for sale in the gift shop, but we always keep at least 2 copies in our lending library for those who do not wish to purchase the book. Some members choose to download an eBook or buy from their preferred retailer, and that is fine with us. There’s no official sign-up sheet to join our book club–you can just show up!
We tend to choose either local authors or historical fiction. Members offer title suggestions, although we sometimes schedule books around community events. We meet every other month on even months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) on the 3rd Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Meeting are about an hour long.
“Rebecca is a 1938 Gothic novel written by English author, Daphne du Maurier. The novel depicts an unnamed young woman who impetuously marries a wealthy widower, before discovering that both he and his household are haunted by the memory of his late first wife, the title character.
A bestseller which has never gone out of print, Rebecca sold 2.8 million copies between its publication in 1938 and 1965. It has been adapted numerous times for stage and screen, including a 1939 play by du Maurier herself, the film Rebecca (1940), directed by Alfred Hitchcock, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and the 2020 remake directed by Ben Wheatley for Netflix.
The novel is remembered especially for the character Mrs. Danvers, the West Country estate Manderley, and its opening line: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” Description from Wikipedia
Next meeting: November 16th @ 6:00 PM
Featuring: Crochet (Holiday Themed)
Members will learn an ornament pattern and supply the gift shop with handmade items to sell.