By Kayla Marek
Lake Region State College will be holding a book read on Rachel Calof’s memoirs. The book read – sponsored by Lake Region Heritage Center and LRSC Diversity and Humanities Committees – will take place at 7:00 pm June 16th in Chautauqua Gallery.
Books are available to purchase at the Lake Region Heritage Center.
Rachel Calof was a young Jewish bride who emigrated from Russia to North Dakota in 1894 to marry a man she had never met, determined to make a new life as a homesteader. The book describes the hardships of homesteading in the area but also the journey she takes from a Jewish girl in Russia to the mother and wife she becomes in North Dakota. It looks into the human experience and survival on the Northern Plains at that point in time.
The event will be free of charge and refreshments are provided.
Several other events will be taking place in June associated with Rachel’s journey and story. There are tours of the Sons of Jacob Cemetery, established by the Garske Colony, and Rachel’s homestead on June 12th and 19th at 6 pm and June 20th at 10 am.
The Theatrical presentation of Rachel’s story: “Rachel Calof, A Memoir with Music” will be held at June 20th and 21st at the Robert E. Fawcett Auditorium. Tickets for all of the events are available at the Lake Region Heritage Center.
For more information on the book read call 662-1598.