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Terrible! Thrilling! True! Collecting the Books, Brochures & Ephemera of the Donner Party

February 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In the history of Westward Expansion, the Donner Party stands alone. Their story has been the inspiration for a bounty of books and pamphlets, both serious and some not so much. The literary history of the Donner Party runs the gamut from histories, biographies, fiction, epic poems, plays and even a cookbook!

After more than fifty years of collecting all things Donner Party, amateur historian and author Jim Hier joins us to share items from his collection and discuss the literary legacy of the Donner Party.

An illustrated talk by Jim Hier, historian and author.


Please note: You can register for the in-person event and for the zoom presentation.


February 8, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Philosophical Research Society
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