Do you like to write poems? On Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30pm, the Fireside Poets and Kewaskum Public Library will host an open mic night at the Kewaskum Legion Hall. The theme of the open mic is “Picture This!”. Check out the photos on this page, then write a song, poem, or short prose piece about it. Share your work with an appreciative audience on April 21st. If you don’t like to read in front of people, a member of the Fireside Poets will read your work. Or, you can don’t have to write anything at all! You can just come and listen.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please contact Steev Baker at the library with any questions.
As part of their new exhibit–a retrospective of photographers J. Shimon and J. Lindemann–the Museum of Wisconsin Art is offering a FREE download of an ebook celebrating the work of these iconic Wisconsin artists.
The “There’s a Place” exhibit runs through June 7th. Download the book, then go check out the photos in person!
End of harvest pow wow
Join us on Tuesday, April 14th at 6pm for a look into another culture as we screen a new documentary about the history of the Potawatomi people. Kewaskum, the man after whom our village was named, was a chief of the Potawatomi tribe whose main village was on Pike Lake, near Hartford, but who traveled all around Dodge and Washington Counties. The film, produced by Wisconsin Public Television, will talk about both the past of the Potawatomi as well as how they live today and features interviews with Jim Thunder, one of the last remaining native speakers of the tribal language. After the 30 minute film, stay for a discussion with Jessica Sawinski Couch, Curator of Education at the Washington County Historical Society. Ms. Couch will also bring a museum “Discovery Box” which contains 400-year-old stone tools and other artifacts from Wisconsin woodland Indian tribes from before contact with Europeans. This event is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Kewaskum Public Library.