Remington museum invites public to next book club meeting Jan. 10
OGDENSBURG — The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to the next meeting of the Remington Book Club on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at noon. The Book Club, which meets monthly, explores the writings of Frederic Remington.
The Club is free and open to the public, and has a hybrid format, so that participants can join the conversation in person at the Museum or virtually via Zoom.The Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at noon, so that even working people can participate during lunch.
The next meeting of the Remington Book Club will discuss three stories from Remington’s 1898 collection of stories and articles called Crooked Trails. The three stories are “The Spirit of Mahongui,” “The Essentials at Fort Adobe,” and “Massai’s Crooked Trail.”
The stories include a fictional historical document by an invented 17th century French fur trader among the Haudenosaunee, a snapshot of training with the Ninth Cavalry at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, and tales of the famously elusive Chiricahua Apache warrior Massai.
The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at noon, in person in the Museum’s Tiffany Room and online via Zoom.
To learn more and to register, call 315-393-2425 or email [email protected]
The full text of Crooked Trails, including the three stories to be discussed this month, is available digitally for free here through Open Library.
“Frederic Remington’s creative output was not limited to paintings, drawings, and sculptures; he wrote works of fiction and nonfiction as well, ranging from articles for the magazines of his day to full-length novels. This book club is an opportunity to explore the work of Remington the writer,” notes Museum Curator & Educator Laura Desmond.
Readers can participate in the entire series, or just individual sessions.
Desmond added that readers should expect to encounter and discuss Remington’s complicated, and sometimes disturbing, views of race and ethnicity.