Thursday, August 30, 2012

Colony Kids

On August 26 author Heather Lehe came by to talk about her new novel, "Colony Kids."  We're excited about this book because as far as we know it is the first time anyone has written the story of the Matanuska Colony from the point of view of the kids who came up to Alaska with the colony in 1935.  The book, which is written for 5th-to-8th graders, tells the story of the first year of the colony through the eyes of a 13-year old boy and his friends.  Heather did much of her research by watching our films, and then talking to some of the colony kids themselves.  Here she is with us in the Wineck Barn:


 
 
Speaking of colony kids, several of them have visited us at the Fair. It is always a pleasure to have them drop by and chat about colony history. Here are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Barry looking at our books in the Barn.