november, 2019

tue12nov6:30 pm8:00 pmBlazing a Trail: Harriet Hosmer6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Decorah Public LibraryAge:Adult,All agesCost:Free/Small Donation

Event Details

The Decorah Public Library welcomes Viroqua, Wisconsin author Barbara Kailean Welsh on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 pm. Welsh will be discussing her book “Blazing a Trail: The Unconventional Life of Harriet Hosmer.” Mount Hosmer, the scenic lookout in Lansing, Iowa is named after this extraordinary young woman who became one of America’s first female sculptors. 

Throughout her life, Hosmer challenged 19th century expectations for women. She traveled the wilderness of the American west on her own, studied anatomy at a time when it was deemed unsuitable for women, and later in life lobbied for women’s right to vote. Hosmer’s creations are still displayed at some of the world’s most famous museums, libraries, and parks today. 

This free author event will take place in the Decorah Public Library’s Mezzanine. Call the library at 563-382-3717 for more information.


(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Decorah Public Library

202 Winnebago St