Annual Heartland Heritage anthology available

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Heartland Heritage Anthology Published by Cape River Heritage Museum

The Cape River Heritage Museum, 538 Independence Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, has published the first annual Heartland Heritage anthology featuring essays by local authors. The opening essay is "A Path for All Seasons," a reflection on the local landscape by the late Jean Bell Mosley, a widely published author of books and stories. Nine other writers contributed humorous, nostalgic, and informative articles on customs, traditions, homes, and characters in Cape Girardeau and the surrounding area.

Humorist Paul Corbin gives his personal take on ninety-five years of living in Bollinger and Stoddard counties. Mary Koeberl Rechenberg, G. Russell Peterman, Pat McKee, Tami Holshouser, and Jo Ann Bock bring childhood memories back to life. Kaye Hamblin shares the emotional experience of restoring an old home. Marjorie Thompson reflects on the years she spent keeping the Cape River Heritage Museum's doors open to visitors, and Beverly Hahs muses on the art of quilting. Bonnie Stepenoff, Kaye Hamblin, and Mary Koeberl Rechenberg edited the anthology, which includes illustrations.

Copies of the anthology are on sale at the museum for $6.00. Add $3.00 for mailing. Author reception December 3 , from 5pm- 7pm at the Museum and open to the public.

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