Book Release and Signing
A History of Eau Claire, Volume 1: The Lumbering Era, to 1906 - Celebrate the release of a new Chippewa Valley Museum Press book, written by historian and Eau Claire native, Brian L. Blakeley. In the years from its founding as three separate hamlets in the 1840s to the early twentieth century, Eau Claire faced many difficulties and tensions. Blakely will highlight how residents responded to difficulties like ward rivalries, political differences, and class tensions. Light refreshments served.