Ferryville, WI Tourism Council’s Chautauqua Summer Series scheduled begins June 14, continues through the summer

Ferryville Tourism Council is announcing the first of its Chautauqua Summer Series for 2023. “Country School Days” will be presented Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ferryville Village Hall.

The presenter will be Larry Scheckel, a retired secondary science teacher from Tomah, WI. He grew up one of nine children in southwest Wisconsin, and he attended Oak Grove School for eight years. This one-room school led to his 2021 book on daily life in this long-gone school community.

Attendees will learn about the importance of this school to the rural community and what memories he holds of the educational foundation he received there. The number of one-room school houses is definitely fading, so this will be a special program of important recollections from Larry Scheckel. He has presented once before on his book about the Clara Olson murder of 1926. He and his wife, Ann, will bring some of his books to sell as well.

Ferryville’s Chautauqua Summer Series is designed to provide educational and entertaining programs for the community. Three programs are set up each summer. Others in the series this year include July 12, where Larry Quamme will present the “History of the Hauge Norwegian Church”, and August 9, where Armund Bartz of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will talk about “Driftless Region”.

All programs are held in the Ferryville Village Hall at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Refreshments will be served.  For additional information, check the Ferryville, WI Tourism Facebook page or call 319-240-5692.