Virtual Tall Tales | O Pioneers!
A book program designed to help us learn about the many varied cultures, landscapes, and stories of the American West past and present. Before the program, read the selected book, then join us as we gather together to engage in meaningful conversations and shared experiences.
First 10 households to register receive a free copy of the book!*
The settler colonization of the American frontier brought with it a diverse group of people from far and wide. How does a newcomer, separated from their homeland and their past, begin to create and live a vision of the future in this new place? Join us for the next Tall Tales as we read and discuss Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! For Cather, the history of the American West is, in part, an immigrant story. Inspired by conversations with the immigrants she had known since her childhood on the Nebraska prairie, Cather vividly dramatizes the struggles, failures, and triumphs of Swedish, German, French, and Bohemian (Czech) pioneers.
Join us for our next Tall Tales book discussion as we read and discuss O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. Please read the selected book prior to the program.
**Please note that this is a virtual program that will take place on Zoom and participants need only to register one attendee per household. After you register your household, you will receive a welcome email that includes more information & instructions. Login details with a unique Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the program. Participants need to register for a free Zoom account in order to attend. Download Zoom on your computer, tablet, or smartphone in advance for the best user experience.**
Registration: Required – opens November 30
Contact: Leslie Thompson at lthompson@SidRichardsonMuseum.org or 817.332.6554 if you have any questions or would like to be added to the wait list when registration is full.
* Registrants who receive a free copy of the book can elect to pick it up at the front desk during museum hours or have it mailed for a $6 fee. Staff will confirm your option after you register.