Reminisce Society & Humanities Iowa
Our State Fair Is a Great State Fair
(But You Already Know That!)
Mary Kay Shanley
at the KC HallThe Ottumwa Public Library’s Reminisce Society is proud to host Mary Kay Shanley on Tuesday September 26th at 10 a.m. With Humanities Iowa Mary will be presenting “Our State Fair Is a Great State Fair, a discussion of Iowa’s famous State Fair.
Our State Fair – Iowa’s Blue Ribbon Story is the book that chronicles 150 years of Iowans who have collectively made up our unique August experience. You’ll discover a bit of yourself in their stories – from watching two locomotives collide in front of a packed Grandstand to riding the Roller Coaster or sneaking a smooch with your sweetheart while gliding through Ye Old Mill, from parading your Charolais around the ring to watching judges test your piecrust, from camping in Tent City to eating your noon meal beside your car. Author Mary Kay Shanley shares best-of-the-best tales, which are accompanied by a few of the book’s 500 brilliant photographs. There’ll be time for sharing because everybody has a great State Fair story to tell.
The Reminisce Society’s programs are free and open to everyone. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance or for further information, please call the library’s director, Sonja Ferrell at 641-682-7563x202