“Make Every Mile A Memory”: A Reading and Presentation with B.J. and Henry Hollars
“Make Every Mile A Memory”: A Reading and Presentation with B.J. and Henry Hollars on Go West Young Man: A Father and Son Rediscover America on The Oregon Trail
At the sound of the bell on the last day of kindergarten, B.J. Hollars and his six-year-old son, Henry, hop in the car to strike out on a 2,500-mile road trip retracing the Oregon Trail. Their mission: to rediscover America, and Americans, along the way. Throughout their two-week adventure, they endure the usual setbacks (car trouble, inclement weather, and father-son fatigue), but their most compelling drama involves people, privilege, and their attempt to find common ground in an all-too-fractured country. Join father and son team B.J. and Henry Hollars for a reading and conversation on their journey, their reckoning with our nation's founding, and their renewal of faith in America today.