WHS Book Group Discusses Imperfect Union, on June 15

Press release

The Wilmot Historical Society’s (WHS) book group will discuss Imperfect Union by Steve Inskeep at 10 AM, Saturday, June 15, at the Wilmot Community Association’s Red Barn, 64 Village Road, Wilmot. Inskeep is a morning show host and reporter for NPR. 

This book reviews John and Jesse Fremont. John Fremont explored the American West in the 19th century. He also was a politician and in 1856 was the Republican Party’s first presidential candidate. Jesse was the daughter of Thomas Hart Benton, a Missouri senator. Jesse “knew everyone in Washington, D.C.,” and in that era was an influential person in her own right.

Copies of the book are available at the Wilmot Public Library and can be ordered from Morgan
Hill Bookstore. The WHS Book Discussion Group, established more than 10 years ago, meets quarterly — June, September, December, and March. Members of the group discuss books on a wide range of topics. Most selections are nonfiction, but occasionally the group reads historical fiction. 

New members are always welcome. The meeting is free and open to the public. More information is available from Marc Davis, at 603 526-6960, or marcsdavis@nulltds.net.