The library will be hosting a program on the Kickapoo Valley Reserve with Brad Steinmetz on Friday, Jan. 17, at 10:30 a.m. He will discuss flooding issues and the La Farge Dam Project. This talk is part of the regular Conversations with Coffee series of programs that occur on Fridays at the library; join us for coffee and lively conversation on an interesting topic relatable to our area.
Brad Steinmetz taught social studies classes at La Farge High School for over 30 years. He currently is an Affiliated Professor at UW-La Crosse and teaches courses at the Reserve on the history of the northern Kickapoo Valley including the settlement of the area, flooding problems of the Kickapoo River, the La Farge Dam Project and other topics of human history. He has been writing about various local history projects over the last five years; volume one of his history of La Farge was published in 2010, and the history of the La Farge Dam Project was released in December 2011. Brad says that his favorite part of teaching at the Reserve is working with people who share his interest in the history of this place.
This program is funded by a grant from the Bader Philanthropies, Inc. and the Winding Rivers Library System.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at the library!