Tricounty News

St. Cloud area genealogists welcome Candace Simar

Candace Simar, a writer and poet from Pequot Lakes, has a passion for Minnesota history and Scandinavian heritage. She will discuss her novels and read excerpts from her most recent book about her experiences on a family dairy farm in Otter Tail County in a program at the Stearns History Museum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. This is free to the public.

Her historical novels include, Abercrombie Trail, Pomme de Terre, Birdie, and Blooming Prairie, tell stories of Norwegian immigrants during the 1862 Dakota Uprising and the grasshopper plagues of the 1870s. Simar most recently co-authored a book with her sister Angela Foster entitled Farm Girls.

Join the St. Cloud Area Genealogists as they welcome Candace Simar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. The Stearns History Museum will have all of Simar’s novels available for purchase in the Museum store.

The St. Cloud Area Genealogists, Inc. was organized in October 1973 to promote genealogical interest and research, compile records for organizational and public use, and encourage public interest in genealogy by providing educational activities and opportunities. The organization meets the third Tuesday of the month January-May/September-November.

Founded in 1936, the Stearns History Museum has focused on preserving and interpreting the history of the region for 77 years. The mission of the museum is to engage people in the exploration of the County’s diverse heritage by providing connections to the past, perspectives on the present, and inspiration for the future. The Stearns
History Museum and Research Center is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.