The annual meeting and banquet of the Wayne County Historical Society will be held Thursday, March 21. Members and non-members are invited to attend. The event will be held in the west wing of Prairie Trails Museum. Doors open at 6 PM, and the only cost to attend is $12.50 for the meal.
The meal will be catered by Denise Goben, and serving will begin at 6:30 PM. A short business meeting will follow sharing the highlights of activities at the Prairie Trails Museum during the past year and plans for the coming year.
Local author, Enfys McMurry, will be the guest speaker sharing highlights from her recently published book Centerville A Mid-American Saga.
Enfys was born and raised in Wales but has been a resident of Wayne County since the early 1970's. She was educated at the Universities of London, Arizona, and Missouri's Truman State and has done post-graduate work at Iowa State and the University of Iowa. For seven years she taught in London and in Wales, and for twenty-three years she was one of the english instructors at Indian Hills Community College, Centerville Campus. She does much public speaking and has written articles that have appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, the Christian Science Monitor, the Daily Iowegian, The Des Moines Register, two Welsh newspapers; the Western Mail, and Ninnau, and she is the author of Hearst's Other Castle, a book which became a BBC documentary. For the last ten and a half years, Enfys, working here in Corydon, has written an in-depth history of Centerville and Appanoose County. The resulting book: Centerville A Mid-American Saga was published by History Press in late November of 2012. Her research occasionally coincided with significant stories involving Wayne County. The story of Centerville and those Wayne County coincidences are the subjects of her speech.
I have heard Enfys speak over many topics, and she is always interesting and engaging. If you would like to attend, reservations are needed by March 18. Remember, members and non-members are invited to attend.