Gopher Campfire Club Program and Book Signing:
Book Signing & Program
Saturday, April 17th-2-3 P M
Museum Meeting Room
Part pictorial, part cook book, and all history! That’s one way to describe the “Gopher Campfire Club, 100 Years of Conservation and Good Sportsmanship” book. Created to celebrate the 100 year rich history of conservation, education, wildlife, and Sport in Hutchinson, MN. The Club itself was begun in 1909 with Conservation and Preservation as key missions of the organization. In 1910 Carlos Avery and Sam Anderson proposed the organization promote education for outdoorsmen in ethics and good sportsmanship. The book itself had been a work in progress since the 1970’s, and it had always been the hope and plan to create a book that documented the Clubs unique history. Many members helped to gather information, photos, and history for the 100th Anniversary book, with Skip Quade, Jack Clausen, and Bernie Schepers becoming leaders in the project. Bernie served as the copy editor, while Skip and Jack focused on photo selection and layout. Many members past and present, living and since passed, collectively helped with the content of the book. The traditions and memories that they shared from one generation to another live on between the pages of this book, so well translated by writer Kay Johnson.
Skip Quade and Jack Clausen will join us to discuss the making of the “Gopher Campfire Club” book, at the Museum Meeting Room. We hope you can join us for this historical look at the Gopher Campfire Club!