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Read the West Book Club: My Antonia

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

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Read the West Book Club: My Antonia

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room

Join the Museum for a discussion of Willa Cather’s My Antonia. Written in 1918 and evoking the Nebraska prairie life of Cather’s childhood, it commemorates the spirit and courage of immigrant pioneers in America. One of Cather’s earliest novels, it is the story of Antonia Shimerda who arrives on the Nebraska frontier as part of a Bohemian emigrant family. Her story is told through the eyes of Jim Burden, a neighbor who befriends Antonia, teaches her English, and follows her life’s remarkable journey. In the quiet, probing depth of Cather’s art,

Antonia’s story becomes a moving elegy to those whose persistence and strength helped build the American frontier. The publication is available in The Museum Store (15% discount for Museum members). The Read the West Book Club meets once a month in January, February, and March. Cost for the series is $25, $20 for Museum members, and includes refreshments and Museum admission. Register by January 17 and learn more at nationalcowboymuseum.org/book-club.

*Additional dates and books:

February 18: Empire of the Summer Moon

March 18: Killers of the Flower Moon

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January 21
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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